show·​room | \ ˈshō-ˌrüm How to pronounce showroom (audio) , -ˌru̇m \

Definition of showroom

: 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 Few compact hatchbacks are better than the 2021 Volkswagen Golf, but one that is happens to share the same showroom: the sporty GTI (reviewed separately). Eric Stafford, Car and Driver, "Best New Hatchbacks of 2021," 19 Feb. 2021 Marquise Miller sources crisp double-breasted suiting, retro designer staples, T-shirts, and artisanal objects from around the world to maintain his thoughtful curation of streamlined treasures in his showroom. Barry Samaha, Harper's BAZAAR, "The Best Online Consignment Sites to Score Vintage Fashion," 5 Jan. 2021 Despite her initial resistance, Chemla is thrilled with how her new showroom turned out. Ingrid Abramovitch, ELLE Decor, "Sasha Bikoff Designs a Jewel Box Salon for Alison Lou," 17 Dec. 2020 After the explosion, Baroudi and Hibri turned their damaged showroom into a community center where people's furniture, affected by the blast, could be repaired. Jessica Purkiss, Marie Claire, "Lebanese Designers Turn Post-Blast Wreckage and Emotions Into Art," 17 Dec. 2020 The building includes large windows that look into its former showroom, while the exterior features a number of grotesque characters built into its facade that show its former use as an auto dealership. Steve Schering,, "After preservation attempts fail, Oak Park board OKs demolition of historic Auto Row building," 25 Nov. 2020 Joan Pillow, arguably the biggest name in Houston’s bridal couture scene, announced her retirement last January and stopped taking appointments at her local showroom by the end of the month. Laura Furr Mericas, Chron, "9 legendary Houston businesses we'll miss," 21 Nov. 2020 Fully 90 percent of Toyota’s buyers conducted at least part of the purchase process online in 2020, with 10 percent never setting foot in a showroom. Paul A. Eisenstein, NBC News, "For the auto industry, 2020 was a horrible year — but it ended better than expected," 5 Jan. 2021 Reiff worked for a large Dallas Market Center showroom, LaPapillion Inc., as a manufacturer’s rep selling Elfa. Maria Halkias, Dallas News, "Container Store CEO’s favorite collection doesn’t need storing," 24 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of showroom

1616, in the meaning defined above

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25 Feb 2021

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“Showroom.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Mar. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of showroom

: a large room where things that are for sale are displayed

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