showroom

noun
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 This neighborhood of fine art galleries and high-end retail showrooms is peppered with public art, including Andrew Myers’ 20-foot-tall sculpture titled In Case of Emergency. Shannon Sutlief, Dallas News, "Explore Dallas like a visitor and enjoy some safe-distance sightseeing," 14 May 2020 At Neil Huffman Automotive Group's locations in Louisville, Frankfort and in Clarksville, Indiana, the dealer opted not to open showrooms rather than try to adhere to a 50% capacity requirement. Grace Schneider, The Courier-Journal, "Louisville businesses begin to reopen, as customers are urged to wear face masks," 11 May 2020 Turn the tiny offices into showrooms for business-as-usual. Kyle Whitmire, al, "It’s not Alabama’s State House that needs replacing," 11 May 2020 With showrooms closed and potential buyers sheltering at home, the industry group said that only 871 cars were sold to private buyers during the month. Charles Riley, CNN, "Tesla comes out on top as UK car sales fall 97% in worst month since 1946," 5 May 2020 The concrete and brick building was originally built in 1920 as an automobile showroom, according to the Wisconsin Historical Society. Sarah Hauer, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "A new downtown Milwaukee hotel is in the works even though most are closed right now," 22 Apr. 2020 Across Europe, car sales dropped the most on record in March as showrooms closed to help limit the coronavirus outbreak and production was halted globally. BostonGlobe.com, "Facebook says it will remove posts that do not support social distancing at protests," 20 Apr. 2020 But consumers, jittery about possible job losses, are reluctant to spend despite government efforts to lure them back to shopping malls and auto showrooms. Washington Post, "China’s economy in worst downturn since ‘60s in virus battle," 17 Apr. 2020 Immediately, her Grant Avenue design studio and showroom shut down and employees went home. Tony Bravo, SFChronicle.com, "On the bright side: Which San Francisco fashion designer is making much-needed coronavirus masks?," 8 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of showroom

1616, in the meaning defined above

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25 May 2020

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“Showroom.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/showroom. Accessed 31 May. 2020.

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showroom

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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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