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 The couple bought a roomful of toys for a raffle, according to a Courant article. Jesse Leavenworth,, "Family beset by COVID-19 at the center of Christmas Day murder-suicide in Windsor Locks," 28 Dec. 2020 In May last year, addressing a roomful of women entrepreneurs in Berlin, Merkel could barely conceal her frustration at the number of German companies with no female executive board members. Raymond Colitt,, "It’s Easier for a Woman to Become Chancellor Than CEO in Germany," 21 Dec. 2020 In it, a woman steps out of a limo to meet a roomful of nervous suitors. Washington Post, "Melania Trump, like America, may be more in love with President Trump than his critics would hope," 17 Nov. 2020 One exploding head makes for great television, but the effect is not multiplicative: A roomful of exploding heads is just a mess. Jason Kehe, Wired, "Television Like The Boys Is Destroying You," 16 Oct. 2020 Trump faced questions from a roomful of undecided voters, but critics described his answers as rambling, factually inaccurate and radically at odds with reality. David Jackson, USA TODAY, "Mock debates? Briefing books? How Trump and Biden are preparing for their first debate in Cleveland," 18 June 2019 On a still Tuesday evening in late August, Freitas was introducing himself to a roomful of veterans at an American Legion hall in Midlothian, Va., tucked behind a swanky neighborhood along the James River. Meagan Flynn, Washington Post, "In a historically GOP stronghold, Democrat Abigail Spanberger looks to hang on," 11 Sep. 2020 Before a roomful of eager followers, Keef flips out, rants about race, condemns all his work as irrelevant, alienates his agents and then sees his tantrum go viral. John Anderson, WSJ, "‘Woke’ Review: Truth in Delusions," 8 Sep. 2020 During the primaries, Sen. Kamala Harris had no trouble getting a roomful of Democrats pumped. Todd J. Gillman, Dallas News, "Virtually nothing to brag about in the Trump and Biden conventions," 27 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of roomful

1671, in the meaning defined above

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17 Jan 2021

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“Roomful.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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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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