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 As far as amenities go, some roomettes have a toilet inside, while all bedrooms have toilets and showers included. Meredith Carey, Condé Nast Traveler, "Amtrak's Latest Deal Makes Long-Haul Train Travel Bearable," 4 June 2019 The Seattle to Oakland roomette fare is $305 and the bedroom is $534. Jessica Yadegaran, The Mercury News, "Amtrak offer BOGO Sleeper sale from Oakland and Emeryville," 4 June 2019 The previous evening’s dinner had been satisfactory and more than ample: a land-and-sea combo of flatiron steak and crab cake: $39 for coach passengers but included in my roomette fare. Karl Zimmermann, Los Angeles Times, "Amtrak’s Southwest Chief lives to ride the rails another day," 2 Sep. 2019 For example, the one-way fare from Washington to Orlando costs $314 for two people in a roomette and $602 for a bedroom; to Chicago, the fares are $275 and $416, respectively. Washington Post, "Travel deals: Hotel sale on St. Lucia and $100 off flights to Europe," 7 June 2019 One guest pays the full adult fare for the bedroom, family room or roomette, and the companion rides and sleeps free. Washington Post, "Travel deals: Hotel sale on St. Lucia and $100 off flights to Europe," 7 June 2019 Emeryville to Salt Lake City is $236 (roomette) and $395 (bedroom). Jessica Yadegaran, The Mercury News, "Amtrak offer BOGO Sleeper sale from Oakland and Emeryville," 4 June 2019 These prices aren't much more than a round-trip economy flight for the same journey, except roomettes are much more comfortable. Bridget Hallinan, Condé Nast Traveler, "Train Deal: Two-For-One Roomettes on Amtrak," 21 June 2018 Travelers who have splurged for a roomette will sleep laying down in a snug compartment with facilities, including a shower, close by. Barry D. Wood, USA TODAY, "California Zephyr to Capitol Limited: Crossing the country by Amtrak," 26 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of roomette

1937, in the meaning defined above

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25 Oct 2019

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“Roomette.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/roomettes. Accessed 21 November 2019.

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