smoking room


Definition of smoking room

: a room (as in a hotel or club) set apart for smokers

Examples of smoking room in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Other highlights include a smoking room with an air purification system and a billiards room with a wet bar. Jack Flemming, Los Angeles Times, "Lou Holtz’s Orlando mansion, once struck by lightning, hits the market," 10 Sep. 2020 In 1887, a vestibule was inaugurated which allowed smooth access from one carriage to another and led to such delights as the drawing room and the smoking room, aromatic with domesticity. Anthony Lane, The New Yorker, "The Enduring Romance of the Night Train," 4 May 2020 Science has known about this type of environmental pollution for years, sparking the creation of smoking and non-smoking rooms at hotels, restaurants and the like. Sandee Lamotte, CNN, "It's not just secondhand smoke that is dangerous. Thirdhand smoke can be, too," 4 Mar. 2020 Florent holes up in the Hotel Mercure, which contains one of Paris’s last smoking rooms — its existence a rare rebuke of the city’s new corporate norms. Daniel Tenreiro, National Review, "The Houellebecqian Moment," 16 Nov. 2019 In 2016, Atlanta city officials solicited bids for a project to convert nine of the airport smoking rooms into cigar shops. Washington Post, "Atlanta OKs ban on smoking inside bars, restaurant, airport," 2 July 2019 Airport spokesman Andrew Gobeil has said the smoking rooms will be repurposed. USA TODAY, "Crystal Cathedral reborn Catholic, 'Conjuring' house, Wiki ‘editathon’: News from around our 50 states," 11 July 2019 Parliament passed a law Wednesday barring smoking in restaurants and bars with more than 100 square meters, or about 1,100 square feet, of space, except for separate and sealed smoking rooms. Megumi Fujikawa, WSJ, "Coughing Up Reform: Japan Tightens Smoking Laws a Little," 18 July 2018 The adjacent smoking room is a true oriental oasis with mutli coloured plaster Arab inspired carvings replicating palm trees with clusters of dates. Houston Chronicle, "City pool opens for summer; extensive renovations complete," 26 May 2018

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First Known Use of smoking room

1689, in the meaning defined above

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22 Sep 2020

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“Smoking room.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2020.

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