sleeping porch

noun

: a porch or room having open sides or many windows arranged to permit sleeping in the open air

Examples of sleeping porch in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The second floor includes a sleeping porch and the home’s large primary bedroom, which includes a fireplace, steam shower, and whirlpool tub. Matthew Glowicki, The Courier-Journal, 14 Mar. 2024 Privacy, Please In their heyday, sleeping porches were often screened to keep bugs at bay. Maggie Burch, Southern Living, 14 Aug. 2023 Light It Just Right When the sun starts dipping low, sleeping porches are all about setting the mood. Maggie Burch, Southern Living, 14 Aug. 2023 There’s also a two-bedroom, one-bath guesthouse with its own kitchen, family and dining rooms, and sleeping porch, plus a three-car garage with staff quarters. Wendy Bowman, Robb Report, 8 Aug. 2023 The second floor also contains two guest bedrooms, a family room, and a former sleeping porch (which can be an office or gym space). Sarah Yang, Sunset Magazine, 15 June 2023 There are 84 windows to harvest cross-breezes and a sleeping porch to ensure survival during hot summers without air conditioning. Katharine Jose, Chron, 14 May 2023 The house features a vaulted main living space with fireplace and water views, eat-in kitchen with butler's pantry, primary suite with French doors to the hot tub and pool, and sleeping porch with two hanging beds. The Week Staff, The Week, 16 Apr. 2023 Inside the house, many period features remain, including parquet flooring, leaded-glass windows and a sleeping porch on the second floor. Kathy Orton, Washington Post, 19 Aug. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1915, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of sleeping porch was in 1915

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“Sleeping porch.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sleeping%20porch. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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