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

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The videos here aren’t one-on-one, but actually give you a glimpse into a roomful of other students who are practicing at the Mysore Teacher Training Institute. Hannah Chenoweth, SELF, "The 9 Best YouTube Yoga Channels I Discovered While Practicing Yoga at Home for 6 Years," 5 May 2019 Stephanie Keith / Getty On Tuesday, Google CEO Sundar Pichai will face a roomful of members of Congress demanding answers. Shirin Ghaffary, Recode, "Everything you need to know about Google’s controversial China plans in advance of today’s congressional hearing," 11 Dec. 2018 On Tuesday, Jefferson told a roomful of public officials and private executives how having that vision helped her focus. Marissa J. Lang, Washington Post, "HUD Secretary Ben Carson unveils ‘self-sufficiency’ hub at D.C. public housing complex," 26 June 2018 No, the Clown Egg Register was clearly built for the express purposes of reminding us all uncomfortably of that roomful of disembodied heads in Return to Oz and haunting our nightmares forevermore. Constance Grady, Vox, "In the clowning world, you stop people from stealing your face by painting it onto an egg," 20 Aug. 2018 As if the Seahawks didn’t already have a roomful of question marks. Larry Stone, The Seattle Times, "Limbo dance: Seahawks can certainly do without dreaded drama of Earl Thomas holdout," 24 July 2018 Yobe is making audio processing software that can identify a specific human voice in a roomful of talkers. Hiawatha Bray,, "Tech community wrestles over working with government," 13 July 2018 The main — and only — character is 11 years old and is embodied by three adults, talking to a roomful of adults, telling us all about adult life, about greed and the ruination of the landscape of our world. Toby Zinman,, "'Red Bike' by Simpatico Theatre: Dreary outlook, tedious play," 11 June 2018 But when Gibbons invited the roomful of some 40 people to speak, no one said a word. Andrea Simakis,, "Cuyahoga Arts & Culture board's call for public comment on grants met with the sound of silence," 11 Apr. 2018

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1671, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of roomful

: the amount of people or things that are in a room

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