in·​gle·​nook ˈiŋ-gəl-ˌnu̇k How to pronounce inglenook (audio)
: 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 Also on this floor, the primary is decked out with another inglenook fireplace, a dressing area, and a huge bathroom with a marble walk-in shower, while two additional bedrooms and baths, plus a third room that could be configured as an office or bedroom, are tucked up on the third floor. Abby Montanez, Robb Report, 26 Apr. 2024 Guide price: $3.06 million This four-bedroom, three-bathroom farmhouse, with original features including beamed ceilings and an inglenook fireplace, is in the village of Milton-under-Wychwood. Ruth Bloomfield, WSJ, 12 Jan. 2022 On a small square table near the fireplace inglenook is a black lacquered tray with glass and crystal candlesticks in different shapes and sizes found at thrift shops and garage sales. oregonlive, 9 Dec. 2022 Among its most charming features are a working bread oven and an inglenook fireplace. Abby Montanez, Robb Report, 21 Sep. 2022 The inglenook, topped with a ribbed indoor/outdoor chenille cushion, is the daughter’s favorite spot to curl up with her laptop., 26 Mar. 2021 Wingback chairs are set in front of the fireplace inglenook outlined in heavy half-timbering and textured bricks. oregonlive, 18 Dec. 2019 An inglenook, or lounge area around a fireplace, offers storage space underneath the bench., 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, 14 Sep. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1772, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of inglenook was in 1772

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“Inglenook.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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in·​gle·​nook ˈiŋ-(g)əl-ˌnu̇k How to pronounce inglenook (audio)
: a corner by the fire or chimney

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