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

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Avenatti even managed to slip away from MSNBC’s greenroom long enough for an in-studio interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper on Thursday. Brian Flood, Fox News, "MSNBC turns up the spotlight on Stormy Daniels’ attorney, Michael Avenatti, with overwhelming airtime," 4 May 2018 The conversations in the greenroom after the show are more relieved than euphoric. Longreads, "Tennis vs. Tennis," 13 July 2018 The real reward, however, is the time spent beforehand in the greenroom. John Brabender, WSJ, "It All Comes Out in the Greenroom," 30 May 2018 When the students returned to their greenroom, some of the evening’s other speakers were there. Ian Parker, The New Yorker, "Night at the Museum with School-Shooting Survivors," 4 June 2017 Later in the theater’s greenroom, Pitta and Robin were mingling with another comedian who had brought his service dog. Dave Itzkoff, HWD, "Inside the Final Days of Robin Williams," 8 May 2018 On this dreary afternoon backstage in a greenroom at the cavernous Williamsburg venue Brooklyn Steel, Hammond Jr. isn't offering much in the way of silence. Rob Ledonne, Billboard, "Albert Hammond Jr. Reflects on the Late 'Father Figure' Who Helped Him Overcome Addiction," 6 Apr. 2018 Only one watch is on display inside the greenroom, a classic champagne-dial Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust 41 in steel and — fittingly for Oscar — yellow gold. Degen Pener, The Hollywood Reporter, "Rolex Unveils Swiss Chalet-Inspired Oscar Greenroom, Newest Ambassadors," 1 Mar. 2018 Kardashian West spilled the beans on Snapchat, in a series a videos filmed from the backstage greenroom and set. Dave Quinn,, "Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Are Facing Off Against the KarJenners on Celebrity Family Feud," 24 Feb. 2018

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1701, in the meaning defined above

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

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