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.

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Built to house a showroom, offices and storage for the U.S. Tire Co., the ballet’s building is one of the last vestiges of Philadelphia’s automobile row. Peter Dobrin,, "In N. Broad reversal, Pennsylvania Ballet will demolish historic building," 23 May 2018 Plus, one of my favorite handmade fabric lines, Sally McQuillan’s Raoul Textiles, has a fabulous home décor workshop and showroom practically next door. Elle Decor Editors, ELLE Decor, "7 Dreamy Memorial Day Getaway Hotels To Book Now," 13 May 2019 They’re sold through local countertop specialists, but also in many home centers and kitchen showrooms. Joe Lindsey, Popular Mechanics, "The Best Countertop Materials," 9 May 2019 Other than individuals, many of King Size Bows’ customers are car dealerships who use giant bows in their showrooms and commercials. Aditi Shrikant, Vox, "Does anyone really buy the giant car bows you see in every commercial?," 18 Dec. 2018 Those goals aim to have cars and SUVs rolling onto showroom floors averaging 55 miles per gallon by 2025. Evan Halper,, "Colorado joins California in fight to prevent Trump from weakening auto emissions rules," 19 June 2018 There’s a lot to see and play on the showroom floor, behind closed doors, and at parties — and only three days in which to do it. Marc Saltzman, USA TODAY, "10 video games from E3 you’ll really want to buy," 14 June 2018 Aran Cucine — Sipario kitchen This Italian kitchen manufacturer exports globally, including to its Solana Beach showroom. Jamie Gold,, "Milan sends its best — for kitchen and bath," 24 May 2018 There will be plenty of interactive experiences across the showroom floor, with 36 automakers represented. Robert Duffer,, "15 must-see debuts, concept vehicles and displays at the Chicago Auto Show," 10 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of showroom

1616, in the meaning defined above

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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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