: a room in which a person is confined by sickness
Examples of sickroom in a Sentence
We brought father home from the hospital and converted a spare room into a sickroom.
Recent Examples on the WebWhen Praskovya bursts into her husband’s sickroom, the music shoots a jolt of energy — and life — into the moment.
Matthew J. Palm, orlandosentinel.com, 20 Feb. 2021 For Richard Wright and Masaoka Shiki, lying on their sickroom beds, writing haiku was an art of short spurts of insight followed by exhaustion.
Christopher Benfey, The New York Review of Books, 25 June 2020 Even the devoted family dog, Heidi, was banished from the sickroom.
Bettina Boxall, Los Angeles Times, 9 Apr. 2020 Dying people in the bygone world were said to have commonly seen their dead relations or others known to them—not in the hallucinatory trips of the near-death experience, but in the sickroom with them.
John Crowley, Harper's magazine, 10 Apr. 2019 As shot by Philippe Le Sourd, the film looks like an unholy collaboration between John Singer Sargent and Edvard Munch, a faded mansion on its way to becoming a sickroom.
Charles Taylor, Newsweek, 22 June 2017
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