green·​room | \ ˈgrēn-ˌrüm How to pronounce greenroom (audio) , -ˌru̇m \

Definition of greenroom

: 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 Olivier Rousteing is sitting in a makeshift greenroom, talking with a group of business founders trying to reimagine the future of France. Nathan Heller, Vogue, 12 Oct. 2021 Some tested out the comfy art deco chairs, while others admired the greenroom on site. Isiah Magsino, Vogue, 15 Sep. 2021 Avenida also includes an airy costume and makeup room with specialty lighting and loads of natural light, a greenroom, a meeting room and a kitchen; ADR and post production suites are in the works. Carole Horst, Variety, 10 Sep. 2021 Leif Garrett was asked not to return to the show after injuring himself in the greenroom. Ashley Spencer, Vulture, 28 June 2021 Afterwards, Shellshock walked through SideTracks wearing only a towel on the way to the greenroom, passing a table of elderly women eating lunch in the main room, on his way. Matt Wake |, al, 10 June 2021 Before the show all the performers shared one spacious greenroom, hanging out, visiting, sharing stories. Steve Baltin, Forbes, 22 May 2021 The greenroom crowd was then escorted to their seats, and we were ushered to the dark place behind the curtain—Tom Hanks, his assistant, and I. Ann Patchett, Harper's Magazine, 5 Jan. 2021 The greenroom of the Academy, located in one of those uptown neoclassical buildings. Ishmael Reed, Harper's Magazine, 15 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of greenroom

1701, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of greenroom was in 1701

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16 Nov 2021

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“Greenroom.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of greenroom

: a room in a theater or television studio where performers can relax before or after they perform


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