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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web 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 Their attempt is completely upstaged by the call’s rolling sidebar of messages which are plastered across the white back wall and ceiling of Rob Howells’ schoolroom set. David Benedict, Variety, 26 Sep. 2022 For example, multiplying two 4×4 matrices together using a traditional schoolroom method would take 64 multiplications, while Strassen's algorithm can perform the same feat in 49 multiplications. Benj Edwards, Ars Technica, 13 Oct. 2022 But to defend her too keenly, or to demonstrate her allyship, would also be to invite schoolroom suspicion. Guy Lodge, Variety, 9 Sep. 2022 But given the time deadline, the schoolroom was built in advance, then brought on site. Rodney Ho, ajc, 15 Aug. 2022 Looming behind the schoolroom is a skeletal wooden octagon with three telephone-pole crosspieces on each side attached to uprights nearly as high as the basketball hoop. Neal Rubin, Detroit Free Press, 10 June 2022 The disclosure Friday that police in Texas stood by for more than 40 minutes while a gunman continued shooting in a Uvalde schoolroom came after two days of inaccurate and incomplete statements from the governor and the state's top law officer. Dennis Wagner, USA TODAY, 27 May 2022 See More

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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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Cite this Entry

“Schoolroom.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Mar. 2023.

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