sickroom

noun
sick·room | \ ˈsik-ˌrüm , -ˌru̇m \

Definition of sickroom 

: 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 Web

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, "Review 'The Beguiled': In Sofia Coppola's Movie, Female Sexuality Collides With Notions of Gentility," 22 June 2017

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'sickroom.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of sickroom

1749, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about sickroom

Statistics for sickroom

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for sickroom

The first known use of sickroom was in 1749

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for sickroom

sickroom

noun

English Language Learners Definition of sickroom

: a room in which a sick person stays

sickroom

noun
sick·room | \ ˈsik-ˌrüm, -ˌru̇m \

Medical Definition of sickroom 

: a room in which a person is confined by sickness

More from Merriam-Webster on sickroom

See words that rhyme with sickroom

Comments on sickroom

What made you want to look up sickroom? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a magnificent or impressive array

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Name that Food Quiz

Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!