roomette

noun
room·​ette | \ rü-ˈmet How to pronounce roomette (audio) , ru̇- \

Definition of roomette

: a small private single room on a railroad sleeping car

Examples of roomette in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Amtrak markets the roomette as just enough space for two people to stretch out and sleep. Washington Post, "Aboard Amtrak’s Crescent, surprising comfort and welcome seclusion on a slow train to Mississippi," 2 Dec. 2020 My roomette was cramped, and the air conditioning didn’t work — and temperatures were in the 80s. Terry Gardner, Los Angeles Times, "Kayaking and cat therapy on a Santa Barbara getaway by train," 23 Nov. 2020 The roomette felt almost like an international business class airline seat, but with sliding, lockable glass doors covered by a heavy curtain to ensure privacy. Ali Wunderman, Condé Nast Traveler, "Why I Took an Overnight Amtrak Instead of Flying or Driving," 25 Aug. 2020 Booking a private roomette is the way to go amid the pandemic. Ali Wunderman, Condé Nast Traveler, "Why I Took an Overnight Amtrak Instead of Flying or Driving," 25 Aug. 2020 Amtrak has a solution to social distancing on its trains: Get a roomette. Curtis Tate, USA TODAY, "Amtrak sale: 2-for-1 deal on private roomettes, where you can take your mask off," 11 Aug. 2020 Each roomette includes meals along with a bathroom and shower that is shared with the rest of the cabins in the car. Alison Fox, Travel + Leisure, "Amtrak's Buy One Get One Free Sale for Roomettes Has Tickets for As Low As $193," 8 July 2020 You'll also be required to wear a mask in stations and on the train—though booking a roomette gives you the freedom to remove the mask while inside your room. Meredith Carey, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Amtrak Roomette Sale Is Great For Socially Distant Travel," 7 July 2020 Through July 17, Amtrak is offering buy one, get one free ticket for a roomette, the company shared with Travel + Leisure. Alison Fox, Travel + Leisure, "Amtrak's Buy One Get One Free Sale for Roomettes Has Tickets for As Low As $193," 8 July 2020

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First Known Use of roomette

1937, in the meaning defined above

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16 Jan 2021

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“Roomette.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/roomette. Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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