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

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The collapse sent a wave of thick mud sweeping over nearby company offices and a busy lunchroom, and through the outskirts of Brumadinho, killing about 300 people. ... Jeffrey T. Lewis, WSJ, "Iron-Ore Producer Vale Estimates Sales Impact of Dam Disaster," 28 Mar. 2019 In short, students are encouraged to shift from being couch potatoes to cultivating lunchroom tomatoes. Dean Fosdick, The Seattle Times, "Many schools keep gardening efforts going all summer," 23 July 2018 The dam, owned by Brazilian iron-ore giant Vale SA, burst on Friday, burying the company’s local offices, a busy lunchroom and a nearby village under a thick layer of reddish-brown muck. Paulo Trevisani, WSJ, "Death Toll From Brazilian Dam Collapse Jumps to 99," 30 Jan. 2019 This summer, plans call for expanding Maine South’s cafeteria by enclosing the outdoor patio area between the lunchroom and the rear hallway. Jennifer Johnson,, "District 207 school board approves $145K purchase of new cafeteria seating," 14 May 2018 Linda Perillo Zazzali, a Saddle River, N.J., blogger and mother of eight children ages 5 through 22, has volunteered a lot in her children’s private school, from serving as lunchroom monitor to running a drama program for middle-schoolers. Sue Shellenbarger, WSJ, "Parents Volunteering at School Should Tailor Skills to Different Stages," 1 Aug. 2018 Your blackness and your otherness are in your face every day in the lunchroom and at recess. Dodie Kazanjian, Vogue, "Reimagining Black Experience in the Radical Drawings of Toyin Ojih Odutola," 17 July 2018 Everything about an elementary school concert is unpredictable from the time it's scheduled (4:48 p.m.?) to the number of chairs in the lunchroom/stage to the performance itself. Charlotte Hilton Andersen, Redbook, "Great Mom Debate: Is It Rude to Leave Your Child's Concert After Their Part is Done?," 12 Dec. 2011 The former competitive Irish dancer performed a traditional Irish reel with kindergarten teacher Molly Thornton before two lunchrooms of wide-eyed students at Roosevelt School on Friday. Jennifer Johnson,, "Cultural Awareness Week: Roosevelt School in Park Ridge embraces its student heritage," 12 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of lunchroom

1830, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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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