in·​gle·​nook | \ ˈiŋ-gəl-ˌnu̇k How to pronounce inglenook (audio) , ˈiŋ-əl- \

Definition of inglenook

: a nook by a large open fireplace also : a bench or settle occupying this nook

Examples of inglenook in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Wingback chairs are set in front of the fireplace inglenook outlined in heavy half-timbering and textured bricks. oregonlive, "Oregon families celebrate the holidays at home with well-loved traditions," 18 Dec. 2019 An inglenook, or lounge area around a fireplace, offers storage space underneath the bench., "Historic Centanni home, once site of lavish Christmas displays, hits the market for $1.1 million," 12 Dec. 2017 The house is a heritage building with exposed beams, inglenook fireplaces in several rooms, flagstone floors on the ground floor and wide ancient floorboards above. Ruth Bloomfield, WSJ, "A ‘Private Kingdom’ in the English Countryside," 14 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of inglenook

1772, in the meaning defined above

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“Inglenook.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of inglenook

chiefly British : a space with a seat by the side of a large open fireplace

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