sleeping porch

noun

Definition of sleeping porch

: 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

Pictured above: the sleeping porch at Betsy and Tim Williams's New York lake house. Maria Carter, Country Living, "4 Design Elements That Cooled Houses Before the Invention of Air Conditioning," 15 July 2016 Some of the bigger ESCAPE units have two full bedrooms, larger living rooms and screened sleeping porches. Chelsey Lewis, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "This tiny house in Wisconsin's Northwoods is a big escape," 1 Feb. 2018 Upstairs, a sleeping porch off a bedroom was converted into a sitting room and bathroom to create a master suite. Julie Lasky, New York Times, "$250,000 Homes in Ohio, Iowa and Arkansas," 10 Jan. 2018 Free-air enthusiasts with the morning cold plunge habit admit a warning ferver, tent houses are deserted, sleeping porches scorned, and among the denizens of unheated homes it is covertly rumored there have been no baths these two days past. sandiegouniontribune.com, "San Diego's coldest day," 7 Jan. 2018

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

See More

First Known Use of sleeping porch

1915, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about sleeping porch

Statistics for sleeping porch

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for sleeping porch

The first known use of sleeping porch was in 1915

See more words from the same year

Comments on sleeping porch

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

WORD OF THE DAY

highly pertinent or appropriate

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Challenging Vocabulary Quiz Returns!

  • stylized drawing of woman pole vaulting across gap to get trophy
  • Which is a synonym of fuliginous?
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!