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.

Recent Examples on the Web

Walmart rolled out a virtual showroom that lets customers shop for furniture and other home items for apartments, dorms, and homes. Kevin Kelleher, Fortune, "Walmart's Virtual Showroom Lets You Shop in 3D to Furnish Your Home Without Having to Leave It," 28 June 2018 Peloton, an upscale indoor cycling company, is opening its first Charlotte showroom in SouthPark mall late this summer. Katherine Peralta, charlotteobserver, "Another upscale fitness brand is coming to Charlotte," 20 June 2018 Kendra Scott opened a Magazine Street showroom in a renovated shotgun at the Napoleon Avenue intersection in late 2015. Jennifer Larino,, "Kendra Scott will open a store at Lakeside mall in July," 29 May 2018 Media: WCVB Designer Divas hosting launch party May 23 Designer Divas has opened up a new showroom on Hughes Landing and will host a launch party from 2-6 p.m. on May 23. Patricia Dillon, Houston Chronicle, "Business Briefs - The Woodlands for May 18-25," 18 May 2018 Saxon-Clark opened a second showroom at 2421 Edgewater Drive, returning to the size of shop and the neighborhood that gave the furniture seller its start. Kyle Arnold,, "Saxon-Clark Furniture returns to College Park," 8 May 2018 The company recently opened its third flagship global showroom in Beijing — the others are in London and New York — and has formed relationships with Chinese piano teachers to gain leads. Nathan Bomey, USA TODAY, "How Steinway's $133,000 Spirio self-playing piano engineered a symphonic turnaround," 27 Mar. 2018 Then there are the retailers: Neiman Marcus, Tory Burch, Stuart Weitzman, Jo Malone, Van Cleef & Arpels, Cartier, and Watches of Switzerland, which is opening its first showroom in the U.S. Vicky Ward, Town & Country, "Stephen Ross Is Building New York City's Next Must-See Destination," 16 Feb. 2018 As can be seen in the tour, Seaside offers all the trappings of a major mega-resort including nearly a dozen eateries and multiple bars, lounges and showrooms. Gene Sloan, USA TODAY, "First look: Inside MSC Cruises' new MSC Seaview, one of the world's largest cruise ships," 10 July 2018

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First Known Use of showroom

1616, in the meaning defined above

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

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