living room


Definition of living room 

1 : a room in a residence used for the common social activities of the occupants

2 : lebensraum

called also living space

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Looking back: The chaos chronicled in the current era of 24-hour news coverage on cable and the web is still no match for 1968, when TV brought political assassinations, street riots and a brutal guerrilla war into America's living rooms. Benjamin Oreskes,, "Essential California: Police shooting in Sacramento heightens racial tensions," 24 Mar. 2018 His analysis of nostalgia, ULTRA, for example, is buttressed by a segment on the history of the mixtape, which traces the medium’s usage back to the early days of DJ culture and hip-hop’s spread from house parties to living rooms. Hannah Giorgis, The Atlantic, "Is It Futile to 'Dissect' Frank Ocean's Work?," 17 May 2018 Homes with blue living rooms suffered $820 on average, whereas brown living rooms (whether light beige, pale taupe, or oatmeal) sold for $1,809 more, proving our prediction that brown is making a major comeback to be true. Taysha Murtaugh, Country Living, "This Is the Paint Color You Should Use If You Want Your Home to Sell," 1 June 2017 It is born, officials said, of more than a decade of counterterrorism operations, where the United States learned that the best way to take on Al Qaeda or the Islamic State was by destroying the militants inside their bases or their living rooms. David E. Sanger,, "Pentagon puts cyberwarriors on the offensive, increasing risk of conflict," 18 June 2018 Users can learn about some of the legendary artists of classical music like Leonard Bernstein or Herbert von Karajan, how records are made, or how the invention of the gramophone brought music to our living rooms. Wolfgang Spahr, Billboard, "Deutsche Grammophon Turning 120 With Forbidden City Concert, Massive Box Set, Rare Shellac Releases," 13 June 2018 There are no flashy pyrotechnics in the staging, which never leaves Hazel and Robin’s living room, but every moment has its own understated devastation. Constance Grady, Vox, "Your guide to the 17 most important nominees at this year’s Tonys," 7 June 2018 Dripps’ sister Deborah Martin said from her parents’ living room in Batavia. Janelle Walker, Elgin Courier-News, "Family of man who shot 3 officers in South Elgin standoff says he was distraught with health, financial woes," 10 July 2018 At the time, it was considered a revolutionary concept with its living room-like lobby, high-end food and beverage concepts, designer minibar items, and appeal to younger travelers. Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY, "W Hotels to drop original flagship hotel in New York City," 1 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of living room

1787, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of living room was in 1787

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English Language Learners Definition of living room

: a room in a house for general family use

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: a room in a house for general family use

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