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 Polymeropoulos was given the grim task of announcing Darren's death to a roomful of his close colleagues. NBC News, "Ten years after a CIA operation in Afghanistan went wrong, a slain officer's family celebrates his memory," 13 Jan. 2020 Volunteers will be dishing out more than 250 pounds of turkey, 125 pounds of potatoes and 100 pounds of green beans, corn and dressing, along with gravy, rolls and a full dessert buffet, to the roomful of hungry guests. Sig Christenson,, "On Thanksgiving, San Antonio troops find a home far from home," 28 Nov. 2019 Matt was inspired by the roomful of people extolling empathy and connection and the power of a single good deed. Rachel Monroe, The Atlantic, "When GoFundMe Gets Ugly," 9 Oct. 2019 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

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First Known Use of roomful

1671, in the meaning defined above

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19 Jan 2020

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“Roomful.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 23 January 2020.

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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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out of the ordinary or unreasonable

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