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 Lemar’s boyfriend, Darryl Stewart, 51, overheard the commotion and made his way to the living room. Michelle Hunter | Staff Writer,, "2 weeks after allegedly killing mother of his 4-year-old son, Harvey man still on the run, JPSO says," 9 Sep. 2020 Standing in the middle of the living room with the vents and Vornado all working in concert was pure rapture. Craig Mod, The Atlantic, "I Accidentally Pandemic-Prepped My House," 8 Sep. 2020 Back inside, add some funkiness to your living room with The Curated Nomad Camarillo Jute Pouf ($65.02, originally $76.99;, which has nearly 700 5-star ratings. Julianne Ross, CNN Underscored, "Your guide to the Labor Day furniture sales happening now," 7 Sep. 2020 The kitchen is also open to the living room near the back side of the house. Mary Grace Granados, Dallas News, "Take a look at a Munger Place three-bedroom classic that dates back 100 years," 3 Sep. 2020 Four notable and honored writers — all women — make up the list for this year’s Talking Volumes lecture series, which will move from St. Paul’s Fitzgerald Theater to your living room, via Zoom, during this time of COVID-19. Laurie Hertzel, Star Tribune, "With an all-woman lineup, this year's Talking Volumes book series goes virtual," 30 Aug. 2020 Laura’s winds blew out every window of the living room in the Lake Charles house where Bethany Agosto survived the storm with her sister and two others., "Weakened but still dangerous, Laura to pose continued threat," 28 Aug. 2020 Zeke Rose is a 10-year-old whose world these days often feels confined to his living room. Annie Vainshtein,, "The pandemic has shrunk children’s worlds. Experts worry it’s a ‘foreclosure on the future’," 23 Aug. 2020 Guests can hang outside all night in the warm desert air, or retire to the living room for some music and poker over the massive poker table or play a friendly game of pool while surrounded by your favorite people. Stacey Leasca, Travel + Leisure, "This Luxury Rental Comes With a Private Beach in the Middle of the Desert," 23 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of living room

1787, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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15 Sep 2020

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“Living room.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Sep. 2020.

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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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