recreation room


: a room (such as a rumpus room) used for recreation and relaxation

called also rec room

: a public room (as in a hospital) for recreation and social activities

Examples of recreation room in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The lower level has a gym room, a larger laundry room, a powder room and a recreation room with a wet bar. Sophia Solano, Washington Post, 23 June 2023 The lower level has a recreation room and an unfinished mechanical and storage area. Benjamin C Tankersley, Washington Post, 8 Nov. 2023 There’s also a full basement with a recreation room, plus a roof terrace sporting a hot tub. Wendy Bowman, Robb Report, 26 Sep. 2023 In addition to a garage, on this level, the units have living space that can be used as a recreation room, a bedroom or a flex room. Benjamin C Tankersley, Washington Post, 27 Sep. 2023 Guests can take the spiral staircase or the private elevator up to the second floor, where the bedrooms and recreation room are situated. Natalia Senanayake, Peoplemag, 2 Aug. 2023 The lower level, which spans an additional 4,000 square feet, has been outfitted with a recreation room, gym, spa, and movie theater. Abby Montanez, Robb Report, 31 July 2023 In the wake of that peace treaty, 18-year-old Clive Campbell, also known as DJ Kool Herc, threw a back-to-school party with his younger sister in the recreation room of an apartment building on Sedgwick Avenue one August day in 1973. Noreen Nasir, The Christian Science Monitor, 11 Aug. 2023 Campbell thought the fastest and most fun way to upgrade her wardrobe, and bring joy to the Bronx during a period of despair, was to throw a back-to-school party in the recreation room at 1520 Sedgwick Ave. Timothy Bella, Washington Post, 10 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1832, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of recreation room was in 1832

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Cite this Entry

“Recreation room.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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