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 smoke sauna takes several hours (about six) to warm up. Latifah Al-hazza, Travel + Leisure, 7 May 2022 Notably, the Titanic also featured a squash court, swimming pool, and a Turkish sauna-like bath, all for first-class passengers only. Katie Dupere, Men's Health, 5 May 2022 The two-level retreat, which has its own private entrance and elevator, features a pilot planning room, office and sauna on the first floor. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 2 May 2022 There was even a sauna built with plywood and sheet metal. Washington Post, 15 Apr. 2022 Other parts of the spa will open this summer, including a Finnish sauna and steam rooms. Alex Demarban, Anchorage Daily News, 15 Apr. 2022 The home is slated to have a game room, media room, wine cellar, chef’s kitchen, service kitchen, gym, yoga area, sauna and steam room, said Mr. Kimball. Sarah Paynter, WSJ, 30 Mar. 2022 The all-inclusive option includes all meals at the main restaurant, unlimited bottled wine, beer, soft drinks, sun beds and umbrellas at all pools and the beach, kids club, access to the sauna and fitness room, and more. Stacey Leasca, Travel + Leisure, 21 Mar. 2022 The house has an indoor swimming pool, an indoor basketball/racquetball court, a ballroom, a wine cellar, a media room, a billiard room, a sauna and massage room, and an elevator. Washington Post, 16 Dec. 2021 See More

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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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Last Updated

15 May 2022

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“Sauna.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sauna. Accessed 21 May. 2022.

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More Definitions for 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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