room·ful | \ˈrüm-ˌfu̇l, 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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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 As evidenced by a roomful of archival material — correspondence, snapshots, exhibition announcements — such welcoming informality pervaded McHugh's enterprise. Leah Ollman,, "This Candy Store wasn't a candy store: Remembering a California gallery that made art stars," 3 July 2018 Tim Boyle, chief executive officer of Columbia Sportswear, confessed to a roomful of FBI agents this week that his grandfather likely immigrated here illegally from Ireland. Jeff Manning,, "Columbia Sportswear's Boyle blasts Trump immigration policies," 9 June 2018 Calhoun and Burbank, now both retired with roomfuls of plaques, were barely into their 20s while at WAKY and up for anything. Jeffrey Lee Puckett, The Courier-Journal, "60 years ago, WAKY put the crazy in Louisville's rock 'n' roll radio," 7 June 2018 But back then the thought of a roomful of writers discussing craft appealed to her. Larissa Macfarquhar, The New Yorker, "Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Comes to Terms with Global Fame," 28 May 2018 On Saturday, Valdez and Castro spoke in San Antonio to a roomful of voters about their choices between a moderate who can appeal to Republicans and a progressive candidate who was expected to excite the base. W. Gardner Selby, San Antonio Express-News, "Lupe Valdez’s claim that Texas schools in some counties shut for opening of hunting season off the mark," 19 May 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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exaggeratedly or childishly emotional

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