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 That reversed the strategy of her predecessor, Marvin Ellison, who brought appliances to the showroom floor in an attempt to capitalize on the troubles of another ailing department store, Sears. Washington Post, "Mall retail chains report weak results for holiday season, as challenges continue from online and discount rivals," 9 Jan. 2020 But when the company said it was told by CES organizers not to mention cannabis or show depictions of the plant on the showroom floor, Keep Labs pulled out as a CES exhibitor. Alicia Wallace, CNN, "CES 2020 hit by questions over its treatment of cannabis company," 8 Jan. 2020 The elephant in the Jeep showroom is the EcoDiesel option. Mike Sutton, Car and Driver, "Do the 2020 Jeep Wrangler's New Engines Improve the Icon?," 7 Jan. 2020 On a November afternoon, an oldies station played on the radio, as a display of Tiffany-style lamps decorated the showroom. Caroline Glenn,, "A balloon boutique, lamp shop and flag emporium: How do these Orlando landmarks stay in business?," 29 Nov. 2019 Enjoy music, food and drinks while checking out the showrooms. Chris Sims, Indianapolis Star, "Here are 29 November festivals, events around Indianapolis to keep you busy," 1 Nov. 2019 Bengaluru and Delhi will also have to wait longer for the showrooms that Tork had planned to set up in these cities. Kuwar Singh, Quartz India, "Will Ratan Tata’s backing help Tork, and India’s e-motorbike market, come of age?," 17 Oct. 2019 To sign up for a test class in the showroom, go to Ed Wittenberg, cleveland, "Peloton brings ‘world-class indoor cycling’ to Pinecrest in Orange," 20 Dec. 2019 When the gallery, which has showrooms in Zurich, New York, London, and Hong Kong, opened its Los Angeles space, in 2016, Hammons was interested. Calvin Tomkins, The New Yorker, "David Hammons Follows His Own Rules," 2 Dec. 2019

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1616, in the meaning defined above

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20 Jan 2020

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“Showroom.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 22 January 2020.

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

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