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 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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First Known Use of inglenook

1772, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of inglenook was in 1772

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“Inglenook.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Dec. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of inglenook

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

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