lunch·​room | \ ˈlənch-ˌrüm How to pronounce lunchroom (audio) , -ˌru̇m \

Definition of lunchroom

2 : a room (as in a school) where lunches supplied on the premises or brought from home may be eaten

Examples of lunchroom in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Science labs, the lunchroom and hallways were eerily quiet. Ruth Serven Smith |, al, 29 May 2021 It’s as if the sounds of a lunchroom packed with kids speaking in loud groups, quiet one-on-ones, and everything in between, just collapsed into one deep hum. Max G. Levy, Wired, 11 May 2021 Gossip is permitted in the lunchroom, but not outside the boss’ door. Los Angeles Times, 2 May 2021 Students remain on block scheduling, and leave at 1:30 p.m. daily — after picking up a grab-and-go lunch to avoid lunchroom crowds. Don Stacom,, 17 Mar. 2021 One of my hopes is that the children will be able to eat again in the lunchroom. Trisha Powell Crain |, al, 11 Mar. 2021 Schools that did reopen typically restricted eating in the lunchroom, put desks six feet apart, required masks for everyone 7 years old and older, and in some cases, temperature checks before stepping inside. al, 11 Mar. 2021 Central Florida school boards are among those who have contracts with partner agencies stipulating that officers are not school disciplinarians nor are they tasked with menial duties like hall monitoring or lunchroom security. Cristóbal Reyes,, 22 Feb. 2021 The questions include everything from reopening the office lunchroom to policing employees’ personal lives. Ruth Simon, WSJ, 15 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of lunchroom

1830, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of lunchroom was in 1830

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7 Jun 2021

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

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English Language Learners Definition of lunchroom

: a large room in a school or business where people eat lunch


lunch·​room | \ ˈlənch-ˌrüm How to pronounce lunchroom (audio) , -ˌru̇m \

Kids Definition of lunchroom

: a room (as in a school) where lunch may be eaten


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