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

Examples of greenroom in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web While the band set up, my dad and I were in the greenroom alone. Dessa Dessa Tanya Pérez Alec K. Redfearn, New York Times, 12 June 2024 Jill Stein—the Green Party candidate in 2012 and 2016, and the debate’s front-runner—walked out of her greenroom, refreshed, wearing a pantsuit. Andrew Marantz, The New Yorker, 11 Mar. 2024 Its summit stood in the northern part of Moscow, in the studios and greenrooms around the Ostankino television tower, home to the biggest broadcasters in the Russian-speaking world. Simon Shuster, TIME, 4 Jan. 2024 Backstage after the show, Grohl and Billie Eilish and other assorted band insiders mingled in the greenroom. Lizzy Goodman, New York Times, 24 Dec. 2023 See all Example Sentences for greenroom 

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Word History

First Known Use

1701, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of greenroom was in 1701

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“Greenroom.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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