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

Examples of living room in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The rest of the family, in the living room, were saved by internal walls. Washington Post, 6 June 2021 Natural elements, such as Fond du Lac stone, are used on the exterior and integrated into the living room. Nancy Ngo, Star Tribune, 4 June 2021 As a music professor, organist, and composer, having somewhere to put his Steinway grand piano was the second prerequisite for his new home — and the space next to a large bay window in the living room was a perfect spot. Lennie Omalza, The Courier-Journal, 4 June 2021 The cocktail table can be used as a coffee table in the living room, or simply just a decorative storage piece in one of your bedrooms. Tim Kohut, BGR, 3 June 2021 Entering the house, you were struck immediately by a giant painting on the wall in the living room. Michael Granberry, Dallas News, 3 June 2021 While spraying each other with silly string and twerking in the living room is fun and all, the matchy-matchy outfits are what truly make this slumber party soirée one to remember. Christian Allaire, Vogue, 2 June 2021 Cathy ordered brass French gallery rods from Swan Picture Hangers to hang art from the picture rail molding in the living room. Janna Lufkin, Better Homes & Gardens, 1 June 2021 Plus, there’s a full-size pull-out couch in the living room. Judy Koutsky, Forbes, 31 May 2021

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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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12 Jun 2021

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“Living room.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of living room

: a room in a house for general family use

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Kids Definition of living room

: a room in a house for general family use

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