show·​room | \ ˈshō-ˌrüm , -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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Andrea Westerlind is the owner of the store, showroom, and brand Westerlind, which represents some of the world's coolest outdoor and adventure lables in the world. Matt Hranek, Condé Nast Traveler, "How to Visit Norway, According To Two Design Insiders," 3 Dec. 2018 Built in 1901, the Bush Temple of Music served as a showroom and headquarters for the Bush and Gerts Piano Co. Pamela Dittmer Mckuen,, "Historic Bush Temple, once a piano showroom, gets second life as boutique apartments," 26 Apr. 2018 But within a few years, Wenham Lake ice even had a showroom in London, with a giant, clear block of melting ice in the window. Linda Rodriguez Mcrobbie,, "How ice cream made America," 30 June 2018 Albertine, 57, of Miami Beach, suffered fatal head injuries in the fall at an 11th floor showroom in the sprawling building, 222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza about 12:30 p.m. Monday, authorities said. William Lee,, "Boss of woman killed by Merchandise Mart fall: NeoCon should have had medical staff on-hand," 14 June 2018 In this photo taken Friday, March 16, 2018, Benjamin Lin holds up a fur coat at the B.B. Hawk showroom in San Francisco. Washington Post, "Fur is dead: Animal welfare groups cheer San Francisco ban," 20 Mar. 2018 The FJ Company also is a full-service operation, with showrooms in Miami, Dallas, and Aspen, Colorado. Michael Simari, Car and Driver, "Time Is Money: We Test a $200K 1981 Toyota Land Cruiser," 15 Feb. 2018 The same cannot be said for its CES tease of eventual brick-and-mortar showrooms in the neighborhood of 8,000-10,000 square feet, however. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, "The corpse of Circuit City will rise again on February 15," 11 Jan. 2018 Lofts are open, airy, and spacious by their very nature, but this rentable two-bedroom apartment-meets-showroom in Copenhagen manages to bring the two concepts together with ample style. Liz Stinson, Curbed, "Rent this cozy loft that doubles as a furniture showroom," 27 Dec. 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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