sales·​room | \ ˈsālz-ˌrüm How to pronounce salesroom (audio) , -ˌru̇m\

Definition of salesroom

: a place where goods are displayed for sale especially : an auction room

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The salesroom is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Shoppers can find rare dolls, like the No. 1, and the latest dolls, along with related items. Lauren Castle, azcentral, "Valley of the dolls: Barbie collectors hit Phoenix resort scene for 2018 convention," 13 July 2018 The overall atmosphere in the salesroom on Monday evening was muted, with few lots selling above their high estimates at a pace that, at times, felt glacial; 13 lots failed to sell. New York Times, "$157 Million for a Modigliani Raises Hardly Any Eyebrows," 14 May 2018 This week, Christie’s will seek to outdo that by transforming its own Rockefeller Center salesroom into a veritable shrine to their location’s namesake. Kelly Crow, WSJ, "An Estate Sale With the Rockefeller Touch," 5 May 2018 The space is not a salesroom; buy the appliances elsewhere. Bill Daley,, "Celebrity chef Jaime Laurita dishes on his favorite kitchen innovations," 10 Apr. 2018 The feel of being home The C & P bungalow started out as the salesroom for a real-estate company selling such homes. Erik Lacitis, The Seattle Times, "In West Seattle, more than 500 people saved a historical bungalow and its coffee shop," 22 Mar. 2018 There are 700 people in the salesroom, according to the press release. Cam Wolf, GQ, "Paul Newman’s Rolex Just Sold for $17.8 Million," 27 Oct. 2017 Estimated to sell for £60,000-90,000, or about $77,000-$110,000, the typescript was contested by a client represented on the telephone and three bidders in the salesroom. Scott Reyburn, New York Times, "The Record Bid for ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’ Script Is From Tiffany’s," 27 Sep. 2017 Known For: Working the phone while in the salesroom. Rachel Wolff, Town & Country, "The Players' Club," 19 Dec. 2012

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1840, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of salesroom

: a place where things that are for sale are displayed
: a room in which things are sold at an auction

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