school·​room ˈskül-ˌrüm How to pronounce schoolroom (audio)

Examples of schoolroom in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web At least 50,000 students are still missing from the nation's schoolrooms more than three years after the pandemic lockdowns and school closures led to an increase in chronic absenteeism. Jeremiah Poff, Washington Examiner, 19 Dec. 2023 Deborah bopped from the cafeteria to another schoolroom, where another precinct was sharing the space. Faith E. Pinho, Los Angeles Times, 16 Jan. 2024 Down an alleyway no wider than 3 feet, in one of Dhaka’s thousands of teeming informal settlements, is a bright little schoolroom filled with tiny wooden tables. Melanie Stetson Freeman, The Christian Science Monitor, 9 Nov. 2023 Including, in one Utah county, the Bible, which was taken from schoolroom shelves, like so many other books, as a result of a parental complaint — one apparently intended to expose the absurdity of such bans in the first place. A.o. Scott, New York Times, 21 June 2023 Cleaning up their brains off the wall, wiping the blood off the schoolroom floor? Jeff Zillgitt, USA TODAY, 10 Apr. 2023 The town near Cedar Key on the Gulf Coast was once populated mostly by Black residents who built homes, a church, a Masonic lodge, a schoolroom and other community buildings. Lori Rozsa, Washington Post, 21 Jan. 2023 For one family with five home-schooled children, the designers built a schoolroom for the backyard. Rodney Ho, ajc, 15 Aug. 2022 Nowhere is the schoolroom axiom more true than in the 2023 Pegasus World Cup: The bottom half of the class makes the top half of the class possible. Guy Martin, Forbes, 28 Jan. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1752, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of schoolroom was in 1752

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“Schoolroom.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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