press·​room | \ ˈpres-ˌrüm How to pronounce pressroom (audio) , -ˌru̇m \

Definition of pressroom

1 : a room in a printing plant containing the printing presses
2 : a room (as at the White House) for the use of members of the press

Examples of pressroom in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The editor of a dying newspaper, played by Humphrey Bogart, is down in the pressroom. Bob Greene, WSJ, "Requiem for the Printing Press," 10 June 2020 Reporters in the White House pressroom hammered press secretary Kayleigh McEnany about whether or not Trump could legally act upon his threats. Nicholas Rowan, Washington Examiner, "Attorney General Barr has become Trump’s religious liberty enforcer," 28 May 2020 The idea had gained steam in 1974 when the U.S. Department of Labor deemed the pressroom inside The Enquirer’s former location at 617 Vine St. dangerous because of the deafening noise. The Enquirer,, "Bill Keating, former congressman and Enquirer publisher, dead at 93," 21 May 2020 Members of the public aren’t wandering into the Capitol pressroom to find out when hearings are scheduled to occur. Matt Rothschild, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "In order to actually be public, public hearings in Wisconsin need to be given ample notice," 5 Mar. 2020 On March 23rd, Fauci failed to appear at the daily briefing in the White House pressroom. Michael Specter, The New Yorker, "How Anthony Fauci Became America’s Doctor," 10 Apr. 2020 Back at DragCon on Sunday, all the U.K. queens enter the pressroom in pairs, eager to discuss how their humor is darker, more sarcastic, and dirtier than in the U.S. show. Jessica Klein, Fortune, "As ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ Expands to the U.K., DragCon Shines Light on Its Mainstream Success," 24 Sep. 2019 Big-money deal thrust on QB, but now GM has the pressure to help him deliver a winner to Detroit The most talented quarterback in franchise history strolled into the pressroom inside Detroit Lions headquarters just before 2 p.m. Tuesday. Shawn Windsor, Detroit Free Press, "Lions' Bob Quinn betting on himself by extending Matthew Stafford's deal," 30 Aug. 2017 Seven hundred people lined up for job interviews the next day, including many African Americans, whose skin color was not previously represented in the pressroom. Michael S. Rosenwald, Washington Post, "‘She stood up’: Katharine Graham’s fierce fight against a violent pressmen’s strike," 15 June 2017

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First Known Use of pressroom

1683, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Pressroom.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Sep. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of pressroom

: a room where someone talks to news reporters
: a room that contains printing presses

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