show·​room ˈshō-ˌrüm How to pronounce showroom (audio)
: a room where merchandise is exhibited for sale or where samples are displayed

Examples of showroom in a Sentence

The stereo was a showroom model.
Recent Examples on the Web The kitchen is virtually a showroom of high-end appliances from Viking, ILVE and GE Professional, with many of the machines hidden from view by custom cabinets. Mary Carole McCauley, Baltimore Sun, 13 Feb. 2024 That compares with North American showrooms where potential buyers are faced with too many one-size-fits-all EVs: A cool electric pickup like the Ford F-150 Lightning, but one that doesn’t tow or haul efficiently enough to win over traditional truck fans. IEEE Spectrum, 8 Feb. 2024 The Design District is home to over 50 galleries and showrooms, including Luminaire, Holly Hunt, Fendi and Adriana Hoyos. Miami Staff, Miami Herald, 30 Jan. 2024 The two oversized living rooms in the old house always had an eclectic, on-trend style born from their use as showrooms for Colleen’s interior design company. Judy Revenaugh, Kansas City Star, 30 Jan. 2024 Plans for the plant call for a 65,000-square-foot production facility and a showroom for high-end injection molding. Chase Jordan, Charlotte Observer, 25 Jan. 2024 Ahava, a skin care and cosmetics brand that has a factory and showroom in an Israeli settlement in the West Bank advertised on its website, is a BDS target. Frances Vinall, Washington Post, 24 Jan. 2024 Norma Kamali in her showroom in New York circa 1995. Marc Bain, CNN, 6 Feb. 2024 Roseville will soon be home to Minnesota’s second Ikea location, a mysterious pop-up showroom. Maraya King, Twin Cities, 23 Jan. 2024 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1616, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of showroom was in 1616

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“Showroom.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

Kids Definition


show·​room -ˌrüm How to pronounce showroom (audio)
: a room where merchandise (as new cars) is displayed for sale or where samples are displayed
a carpet showroom

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