room·​ful | \ ˈrüm-ˌfu̇l How to pronounce roomful (audio) , ˈru̇m- \

Definition of roomful

: as much or as many as a room will hold also : the persons or objects in a room

Examples of roomful in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web None of these ho-hum scare tactics has half the queasy charge of a roomful of fratty white guys leaping around Jasmine braying the N-word along to a rap song. Jessica Kiang, Los Angeles Times, 17 Mar. 2022 Once confirmed, the operator locks on and Switchblade dives in to destroy the target with a small but powerful fragmentation charge that can take out a group or roomful of individuals or a pickup truck. David Hambling, Forbes, 17 Mar. 2022 Biden, who was greeted by his party to a standing ovation at a caucus retreat, thanked a roomful of Democrats for passing a $1.5 trillion government funding bill this week, which includes aid to Ukraine in Russia's escalating war. NBC News, 11 Mar. 2022 At this point, to the visible discomfort of the roomful of older men, Holmes begins to weep. Lidija Haas, The New Republic, 4 Mar. 2022 Think of Spider-Man learning to use his powers, or Black Widow speedily dispatching a roomful of villains while still tied to a chair, or Wolverine slicing his way through armies of thugs. Bilge Ebiri, Vulture, 22 Dec. 2021 On a sunny October afternoon in Dorchester, a roomful of apprentices and journeymen and women, assembled by Local 103 to talk to a reporter, lauded the union’s efforts to broaden its ranks and called for patience. New York Times, 6 Nov. 2021 Manchin drew a roomful of senators for his own speech, upstaging the president’s news conference and defending the filibuster. Lisa Mascaro,, 20 Jan. 2022 In tracing the final days of Anne’s life, this adaptation does its best to take her seriously as a woman, mother and, in some of its most interesting asides, as a boss to a roomful of dissatisfied ladies-in-waiting. Caroline Framke, Variety, 9 Dec. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of roomful

1671, in the meaning defined above

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11 Apr 2022

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“Roomful.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 2022.

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