na·​ta·​to·​ri·​um | \ ˌnā-tə-ˈtȯr-ē-əm How to pronounce natatorium (audio) , ˌna- \

Definition of natatorium

: an indoor swimming pool

Examples of natatorium in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web All of the films will be shown on a 30-foot inflatable movie screen in the north parking lot of the city’s recreation center and natatorium, 4141 Bailey Road. John Delapp, Houston Chronicle, "Alvin Trick or Treat Trail to be drive-through event," 16 Oct. 2020 Turner did not rule out the swim club resuming use of the natatorium. David Woods, The Indianapolis Star, "Swim club, locked out of pool, in dispute with Washington Township school board," 5 Oct. 2020 Public libraries, the natatorium, senior centers and other indoor facilities will open in the coming weeks and months. Melissa Fletcher Stoeltje,, "‘She’s been desperate to come here’: A child enjoys a playground closed for months by the coronavirus in San Antonio," 23 Sep. 2020 During that time, on average 200-300 people a day were able to access the center and natatorium, Orlea said. Carissa Lamkahouan, Houston Chronicle, "Pearland to reopen rec center, natatorium," 10 Sep. 2020 Iowa has a state-of-the-art natatorium, built in 2010 for $69 million. Matt Le Cren,, "Naperville Central graduate Alexa Puccini and three former St. Charles North swimmers affected by Iowa sports cuts: ‘I couldn’t believe it.’," 4 Sep. 2020 And the addition to the Community Center natatorium will also be completed this fall and will have a dedication/grand opening later this year. Shirley Macfarland, cleveland, "Red Cross has emergency need for COVID-19 convalescent plasma: Talk of the Towns," 21 Aug. 2020 The 43,574-square-foot facility features a 22,481-square-foot natatorium that can house 800 athletes, and is the swim and dive home for five high schools in the Adams 12 School District. Kyle Newman, The Denver Post, "Ranking the top 20 high school sports venues in Colorado," 28 June 2020 However, the opening and dedication of the expansion of the indoor natatorium will most likely be scheduled in October or November. Shirley Macfarland, cleveland, "John Kosty retires after 57 years of serving the community: Talk of the Towns," 2 July 2020

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First Known Use of natatorium

1832, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for natatorium

Late Latin, from Latin natare

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22 Oct 2020

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“Natatorium.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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