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 The greenroom of the Academy, located in one of those uptown neoclassical buildings. Ishmael Reed, Harper's Magazine, "Not Throwing Away My Yacht," 15 Sep. 2020 The master bedroom upstairs will serve as a lounge where the kids will hang out on filming days, and one guest room will double as a greenroom whenever there are guests on the show. Kelly Corbett, House Beautiful, "Joanna Gaines’s New Cooking Show Will Be Filmed Inside an 1800s Gristmill," 7 Apr. 2020 Whatever the results from the caucuses (and anyone who dares predict the outcome probably has not ventured closer to Iowa than a TV greenroom in northwest Washington), Klobuchar is determined to carry on through the New Hampshire primary. Walter Shapiro, The New Republic, "Amy Klobuchar Is in for the Long Haul," 3 Feb. 2020 But who trailed right behind us into the greenroom? Andrea Barber, Good Housekeeping, "Andrea Barber Gets Real About Lori Loughlin, 'Full House' Secrets, and More in New Book," 15 Nov. 2019 Cut to: this slightly awkward photo of Buttigieg and Lizzo sitting in the greenroom. Michelle Ruiz, Vogue, "Pete Buttigieg and Lizzo 100 Percent Had a Semi-Awkward Meeting," 12 Dec. 2019 The small triangular greenroom is typically decorated with artificial vines over a soothing woodland backdrop. Julie Seabaugh, New York Times, "Los Angeles Has a New Comedy Clubhouse: Dynasty Typewriter," 25 Oct. 2019 At noon, Driver was clutching a cup of coffee in a greenroom at the Walter Reade Theatre, before a press conference. Michael Schulman, The New Yorker, "Adam Driver, the Original Man," 21 Oct. 2019 Or to stand in a hallway spraying Febreze after a client was caught smoking pot in the greenroom of a late-night talk show. Stephanie Clifford, Marie Claire, "How We Built Hollywood's Hottest Publicity Firm," 20 Sep. 2019

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1701, in the meaning defined above

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“Greenroom.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Nov. 2020.

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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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