so·​lar·​i·​um | \ sō-ˈler-ē-əm How to pronounce solarium (audio) , sə- \
plural solaria\ sō-​ˈler-​ē-​ə How to pronounce solarium (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 The resort’s spa is open with lots of relaxation lounges and a solarium with zero-gravity memory foam loungers. Andrea Romano, Travel + Leisure, "The Four Seasons Disney World Wants You to Take a ‘Revenge Vacation’ in 2021 — Here's How," 29 Dec. 2020 On the last day, attendees gathered in the solarium, some on chairs, others sprawled out on the floor. Washington Post, "Nontraditional nursing homes have almost no coronavirus cases. Why aren’t they more widespread?," 20 Aug. 2020 Designed by the architectural firm Keene & Simpson, the art deco building featured the world's longest water bar, a polio pool and a two-story solarium. Elissaveta M. Brandon, Smithsonian Magazine, "Eleven Historic Places in America That Desperately Need Saving," 28 Sep. 2020 Accents by local artisans create pops of color and a solarium with a plunge pool adds to the indoor-outdoor ambiance. Nina Ruggiero, Travel + Leisure, "You Can Be the First to Stay in This Mexican Resort's Brand New Beachfront Suites or Overwater Villas," 29 July 2020 The home also offers a study, exercise room, media room and second-floor solarium with a vaulted ceiling. Dallas News, "Stark Homes touts five-bedroom home in Highland Park," 14 June 2020 On a long July evening in Southwest Alaska, Jim Brittain and his daughter Erin-Anne watched for whales from the solarium of the Alaska Marine Highway System's quirkiest ferry. Michelle Theriault Boots, Anchorage Daily News, "Onboard the ferry to the end of the world," 31 May 2016 The gorgeous coastal home comes with its own solarium as well as an expansive view of the ocean all around. Travel + Leisure, "Pretend You're Traveling Again With Airbnb's Free Zoom Backgrounds," 20 Apr. 2020 Every holiday season, Wood would invite Casey to his home to view the large Christmas tree in the solarium, which each year featured a different theme, such as toy trucks. Shari Rudavsky, Indianapolis Star, "Former Eli Lilly head Richard Wood dies; led company for nearly two decades," 18 Apr. 2020

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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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The first known use of solarium was circa 1823

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6 Jan 2021

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“Solarium.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2021.

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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 solarium (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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