sleeping porch


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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web An upstairs patio at the back end of the house is used as a sleeping porch and the front upstairs patio has views of Swiss Avenue. Dallas News, 4 Feb. 2022 One of the bonus spaces was previously a sleeping porch, Oliver said. Dallas News, 26 Aug. 2022 There are balconies, arcades, terraces, a loggia (half-open hallway), a courtyard and a sleeping porch off the owner’s bedroom. Paula Allen, San Antonio Express-News, 3 Sep. 2022 The second floor includes a sleeping porch and two large bedroom suites plus two additional bedrooms and two baths. Michelle Deal-zimmerman, Baltimore Sun, 1 Sep. 2022 There are four bedrooms and a sleeping porch on the second floor and three more bedrooms on the top level. Kathy Orton, Washington Post, 19 Aug. 2022 The show’s nudes, by John Currin, Albert York, Jenna Gribbon, and sculptor Ruby Neri, are all upstairs, in the house’s more intimate spaces: Mr. and Mrs. Bell’s bedrooms; the sleeping porch. Marley Marius, Vogue, 15 July 2022 At dusk, an inset sleeping porch on the third floor glows like a lantern above the kitchen and living room. Sarah Medford, WSJ, 9 Mar. 2022 In addition to the 75-foot lap pool and spa, Jobe Corral built an outdoor kitchen, a dining room, and a screened sleeping porch. Lauren Jones, House Beautiful, 1 July 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1915, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sleeping porch was in 1915

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“Sleeping porch.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Jun. 2023.

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