green·​room ˈgrēn-ˌrüm How to pronounce greenroom (audio)
: a room (as in a theater or studio) where performers can relax before or after appearances

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Artists will have a larger greenroom and dressing rooms, and staff will have office spaces and an additional box office to complement the main one on campus. Abigail Lee,, 10 May 2023 Kansas City used its iconic Union Station for the greenroom. Jason Williams, The Enquirer, 4 May 2023 The terminal’s majestic atrium area could serve as the greenroom. Jason Williams, The Enquirer, 4 May 2023 Tacopina has been a greenroom regular for decades, and Trump has privately praised his TV appearances. Kara Voght, Washington Post, 18 Apr. 2023 In the greenroom, Dawn Hudson turned to Cullinan. Seija Rankin, The Hollywood Reporter, 16 Feb. 2023 Guffaws in the greenroom. Andrew Marantz, The New Yorker, 2 Dec. 2022 The cast speaks of beach days in crystalline Grecian coves, intense chess matches organized by Odom, impromptu dance parties in the greenroom with playlists curated by Craig, Monáe, and Norton — and an effervescent sense of play that sparked from everyone. Maureen Lee Lenker,, 7 Nov. 2022 These reservable spaces include a dance studio, community kitchen, four makerspaces, an art studio and art gallery, conference rooms, and a 115-seat black box theater with an attached greenroom. Joy Ashford,, 21 Sep. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1701, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of greenroom was in 1701

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“Greenroom.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Jun. 2023.

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