reception room

noun

British
: a room in a house (such as a living room) that is used for sitting and not for cooking, sleeping, etc.

Examples of reception room in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Delegates, having just been released from an afternoon of workshops on poll-watching and lawfare, flowed into the basement of the Hyatt near the San Francisco airport, forming a long queue by the reception room that would host Lara’s cocktail hour. Maeve Reston, Washington Post, 16 July 2024 What was once a plain white landing has been turned into an intimate reception room, open by appointment only. Joelle Diderich, WWD, 20 June 2024 Left-wing activists set off bombs in the Capitol in 1983 and in 1971; five lawmakers were shot by Puerto Rican nationalists in the House chamber in 1954; a pro-German professor planted a bomb in a Senate reception room in 1915. Eileen Sullivan, New York Times, 19 May 2024 The largest reception room has ornate cornicing on the ceiling, an original fireplace and, between brass chandeliers, a disco ball. Abby Montanez, Robb Report, 16 May 2024 Photo : Becky Fatemi, Sotheby’s International Realty Another view of the largest reception room. Abby Montanez, Robb Report, 16 May 2024 The event, which the lawmakers have dubbed FISA Fest, is being held in a reception room in the US Capitol building Wednesday night. Dell Cameron and William Turton, WIRED, 8 May 2024 The neutral palate can especially be seen in the ground floor reception room, which has blond terracotta bricks over the working fireplace and walls painted a light cream. Sarah Rappaport, Fortune Europe, 26 Mar. 2024 The home also has a Japanese-style sitting room and a formal reception room. Emma Reynolds, Forbes, 29 Feb. 2024

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“Reception room.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/reception%20room. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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