sauna

noun
sau·​na | \ ˈsȯ-nə How to pronounce sauna (audio) , ˈsau̇-nə How to pronounce sauna (audio) \

Definition of sauna

1 : a Finnish steam bath in which the steam is provided by water thrown on hot stones also : a bathhouse or room used for such a bath
2 : a dry heat bath also : a room or cabinet used for such a bath

Examples of sauna in a Sentence

The health club has a pool and a sauna. He talked about the benefits of taking a sauna regularly.
Recent Examples on the Web The owner’s suite has direct access to the pool and spa, which features an exercise studio with sauna and steam room. Amanda Rabines, orlandosentinel.com, "Here are the top 10 high-price home sales in Orange County for 2020," 31 Dec. 2020 The attack in the city of Kaiyuan in Liaoning province was carried out outside a sauna and bathhouse. Washington Post, "World Digest: Dec. 27, 2020," 28 Dec. 2020 The attack in the city of Kaiyuan in Liaoning province was carried out outside a sauna and bathhouse. NBC News, "At least 7 killed in knife attack in northeastern China, state media reports," 27 Dec. 2020 When the day is over, this level of care continues with complimentary access to the spa and sauna, and discounted cocktails. New York Times, "The Hotels Reimagining Their Rooms as Stylish Work Spaces," 23 Dec. 2020 Sensei has individual hales or houses, rather than massage rooms, and each hale has an infrared sauna, steam shower, onsen, a Japanese soaking tub, and a saltwater pool set in a beautiful garden. Ashlea Halpern, Condé Nast Traveler, "A Hotel Masseuse on How the Loss of Touch Has Impacted Us All," 23 Dec. 2020 As Arizona’s oldest and largest resort-style day spa, massages, facials, and body treatments include all-day use of steam, sauna, pool, and whirlpool at no extra charge. Kimberly Wilson, Essence, "Get Lost: A Socially Distant 72 Hours In Scottsdale," 14 Dec. 2020 Neumann also spent lavishly on perks for himself, such as a Maybach car and a chauffeur, and a cold-plunge pool and an infrared sauna in his office. Charles Duhigg, The New Yorker, "How Venture Capitalists Are Deforming Capitalism," 23 Nov. 2020 Three bedrooms and two bathrooms complete the 2,500-square-foot floor plan; the primary suite features a sauna, and the guest bedrooms open to a courtyard with a fountain. Los Angeles Times, "Hot Property: Dodgers star Mookie Betts swings on an Encino mansion," 21 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of sauna

1881, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for sauna

Finnish

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15 Jan 2021

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“Sauna.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sauna. Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

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sauna

noun
How to pronounce sauna (audio) How to pronounce sauna (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of sauna

: a special heated room in which people sit or lie down in order to get hot and sweat
: a health treatment in which people sit or lie down in a sauna

sauna

noun
sau·​na | \ ˈsau̇-nə How to pronounce sauna (audio) , ˈsȯ-nə How to pronounce sauna (audio) \

Medical Definition of sauna

1 : a Finnish steam bath in which the steam is provided by water thrown on hot stones also : a bathhouse or room used for such a bath
2 : a dry heat bath also : a room or cabinet used for such a bath

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