room·​ette rü-ˈmet How to pronounce roomette (audio)
: a small private single room on a railroad sleeping car

Examples of roomette in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As part of the sale, private roomettes can be purchased for $239 per person — or $339 for two people — while a private bedroom can be purchased for $439 per person — or $539 for two travelers. Alison Fox, Travel + Leisure, 13 Aug. 2023 While the smaller roomettes have outside toilets and showers, the bigger accommodations feature an ensuite bathroom for extra comfort, and more space to stretch your legs. Marianna Cerini, Condé Nast Traveler, 23 June 2023 For longer trips like these (40-plus hours), make sure to book a bedroom or roomette for comfort. Patricia Doherty, Travel + Leisure, 9 Mar. 2023 Likewise, upgrading to a roomette or a bedroom on a cross-country journey would be well worth the extra fare to have space to sleep and stretch out. Jessica Puckett, Condé Nast Traveler, 13 Feb. 2023 In our roomette, two comfortably sized chairs faced each other between a sliding-glass door on one side and a large window on the other. Erika Mailman, Washington Post, 23 June 2022 Travelers in a private roomette will receive access to a restroom and shower as well as a dedicated attendant who provides things like turndown service and helps with luggage. Alison Fox, Travel + Leisure, 15 Mar. 2022 The sale, which is valid through March 21, allows passengers who book a private roomette to bring a guest for no extra charge with fares starting at $193. Alison Fox, Travel + Leisure, 15 Mar. 2022 Travelers who book a trip by March 4 can snag a coach ticket on the Auto Train for as low as $29 or book a private roomette starting at only $129, plus the cost of the vehicle, the rail company shared with Travel Leisure. Alison Fox, Travel + Leisure, 23 Feb. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1937, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of roomette was in 1937

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“Roomette.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Sep. 2023.

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