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 attack happened in open court, was captured on a deputy’s body camera video and was witnessed by a roomful of attorneys. Cory Shaffer, cleveland, "Man who sucker-punched attorney in the face during Cleveland court hearing found not guilty," 22 Oct. 2019 Williams has more presence and charisma in one eyebrow than a roomful of Dale Carnegie grads. Dominic P. Papatola, Twin Cities, "Latte Da’s ‘Chicago’: It’s brighter and lighter, with plenty of razzle-dazzle," 22 Sep. 2019 The exhibition includes fine examples of Verrocchio’s metalwork (an agate vase with silver mountings and a magnificent bronze candelabrum) and a roomful of drawings, which is an impressive assemblage given the paucity of his drawings. Washington Post, "The first major U.S. show devoted to the artist who helped forge Leonardo da Vinci’s genius," 12 Sep. 2019 In a theater, though, the stories arrive out loud and land on a roomful of eyes and ears and hearts. Heidi Stevens,, "Column: ‘It’s beautiful and terrifying.’ Cheryl Strayed’s ‘Dear Sugar’ columns come to life on a Chicago stage," 11 Sep. 2019 Beyond the table strewn with empty pizza boxes and a roomful of people who were also waiting. Los Angeles Times, "As his daughter lay in a pool of blood in an El Paso Walmart, a pastor held fast to his faith," 6 Aug. 2019 Grewal also took the time to welcome and deliver a personal message to a roomful of immigrants from 18 countries at a naturalization ceremony in Trenton last month. Jan Hefler,, "N.J.'s Gurbir Grewal, the nation's first Sikh attorney general, says American dream is alive and well," 1 Mar. 2018 Perhaps the most eloquent examples are a roomful of coiled sculptures made from women’s mesh tights stuffed with kapok. Los Angeles Times, "Review: Sarah Lucas show at the Hammer Museum is naked but definitely not afraid," 17 July 2019 And to persuade a roomful of skeptical financial analysts that traditional, old-fashioned moviegoing hasn’t succumbed to online streaming platforms yet. Michael Phillips,, "Why moviegoing isn’t dead yet, despite rumors to the contrary," 19 June 2019

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First Known Use of roomful

1671, in the meaning defined above

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23 Nov 2019

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“Roomful.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 6 December 2019.

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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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