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 On March 23rd, Fauci failed to appear at the daily briefing in the White House pressroom. Benjamin Wallace-well, The New Yorker, 12 Aug. 2021 Over 35 years, Anischik oversaw the workings of the newspaper, from the pressroom to distribution. Steven Goode,, 19 Feb. 2021 The building once served as a newspaper pressroom but though Pittock was The Oregonian’s publisher for four decades, historical evidence suggests his newspaper never published in the Pittock Block. oregonlive, 5 Jan. 2021 The cable news network did not return to the president's comments in the White House pressroom. Charles Trepany, USA TODAY, 7 Nov. 2020 The editor of a dying newspaper, played by Humphrey Bogart, is down in the pressroom. Bob Greene, WSJ, 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, 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,, 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, 5 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of pressroom

1683, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of pressroom was in 1683

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23 Aug 2021

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“Pressroom.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Sep. 2021.

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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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