so·​lar·​i·​um | \ sō-ˈler-ē-əm How to pronounce solarium (audio) , sə- \
plural solaria\ sō-​ˈler-​ē-​ə How to pronounce solaria (audio) , sə-​ \ also solariums

Definition of solarium

: a glass-enclosed porch or room also : a room (as in a hospital) used especially for sunbathing or therapeutic exposure to light

Examples of solarium in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In addition to five bedrooms and eight bathrooms, there’s a wine cellar, tasting room, cigar lounge, elevator, theater with snack bar and solarium with a fountain. Jack Flemming, Los Angeles Times, "Matt Kemp slashes price of custom Poway mansion yet again," 23 Aug. 2019 The wide windows of a large solarium put you in the center of expansive water views, neighboring trees and the changing sky. Bang Staff And Correspondents, The Mercury News, "Sponsored: Dramatic beauty — modern updates and Golden Gate views in North Berkeley," 16 Sep. 2019 With its glass-box solarium and steep grass roof, the Alving manse looks like something from Architectural Digest. Jesse Green, New York Times, "On Adjacent Stages, Two Haunted Houses, Circa 1882 and 2019," 12 Aug. 2019 The property used to be known as Maplehurst Farm, and this building has been transformed into a family room, solarium, and half bath — a renovation that deliberately exposed the wood beams. John Ellement, Real Estate, "Home of the Week: For under $500,000, an updated Hanover farmhouse," 29 Aug. 2019 There’s also a tanning room, solarium and game room., "Big home, big deal: The Manor in Holmby Hills sets an LA County price record at $119.75 million," 6 Aug. 2019 Stone columns frame a sunny solarium, and three arched doorways connect the space to the outdoors. Los Angeles Times, "Hot Property: Sugar Ray Leonard eyes a $52-million prize in Pacific Palisades," 27 July 2019 Built in 1987, this spacious three-bedroom, four-and-a-half-bathroom home also boasts a picturesque circle drive, an in-ground salt water pool, three-car garage, and a solarium for enjoying the views. Meghan Overdeep, Southern Living, "A House on a Private Island in the Middle of the Suburbs? For Less Than $1 Million? Believe it.," 19 July 2019 There’s also a tanning room, solarium and game room. Jack Flemming,, "Big home, big deal: The Manor in Holmby Hills sets new L.A. County price record at $120 million," 1 July 2019

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First Known Use of solarium

circa 1823, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for solarium

Latin, porch exposed to the sun, from sol

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2 Dec 2019

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“Solarium.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 15 December 2019.

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English Language Learners Definition of solarium

: a room with walls and a ceiling that are made of glass to allow in sunlight
British : a room where you can lie in the sun or get a tan


so·​lar·​i·​um | \ sō-ˈlar-ē-əm, sə-, -ˈler- How to pronounce solarium (audio) \
plural solaria\ -​ē-​ə How to pronounce solaria (audio) \ also solariums

Medical Definition of solarium

: a room (as in a hospital) used especially for sunbathing or therapeutic exposure to light

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