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 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 Onboard, travelers who book a roomette will receive bedding, pillows, and towels as well as a dedicated attendant, according to the company. Alison Fox, Travel + Leisure, 8 Dec. 2021 All meals, a complimentary coffee station, and water are included with a roomette., 1 Sep. 2021 The sale, which runs through April 16, is good on private roomette travel between June 1 and September 30, and drops some fares below $100 per person. Meredith Carey, Condé Nast Traveler, 7 Apr. 2021 Fares in a roomette for that leg are just $126 each for a pair of travelers. Meredith Carey, Condé Nast Traveler, 7 Apr. 2021 Amtrak markets the roomette as just enough space for two people to stretch out and sleep. Washington Post, 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, 23 Nov. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of roomette

1937, in the meaning defined above

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17 Mar 2022

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“Roomette.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 May. 2022.

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