so·​lar·​i·​um sō-ˈler-ē-əm How to pronounce solarium (audio)
plural solaria sō-ˈler-ē-ə How to pronounce solarium (audio)
also solariums
: 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 For a more traditional sound bath, try the Holistic Twilight Ceremony at the Spa at Las Ventanas in Los Cabos, Mexico, hosted in a candlelit solarium with singing crystal bowls and a sage smoke energy-cleansing ritual. Krista Simmons, Sunset Magazine, 10 Jan. 2024 The solarium’s ceiling and walls are made of glass and offer unobstructed views over the city. Emma Reynolds, Robb Report, 18 Dec. 2023 After taking in the beauty of the Tyrolean mountains, pause for a breather at the resort’s spa area, featuring panoramic pools, steamy baths, and a solarium. 7. Gia Yetikyel, Vogue, 15 Dec. 2023 One of the penthouse’s most notable features is the all-glass solarium off the living room. Emma Reynolds, Robb Report, 18 Dec. 2023 Enjoy a glass of Prosecco on the rooftop solarium or take a dip in the pool in the hotel garden. Michelle Gross, Travel + Leisure, 8 Dec. 2023 Some of the property’s numerous amenities include a solarium, movie theater, lap-lane swimming pool, pool cabana with a retractable roof, an at-home tanning salon, a state-of-the-art gym, two kitchens, and that wellness suite with spa and massage facilities, plus a steam room. James McClain, Robb Report, 12 Sep. 2023 Online players were no longer calling one another into solaria or billiards rooms to speechify about making the world safe for democracy. WIRED, 26 Sep. 2023 Sunbathe along the waterfront solarium that's the Côte d'Azur version of Scandinavia's floating saunas, or set off on a half-day whale-watching safari around the coast to spot migrating fin and sperm whales. Lane Nieset, Condé Nast Traveler, 5 Sep. 2023 See More

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Word History


Latin, porch exposed to the sun, from sol

First Known Use

circa 1823, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of solarium was circa 1823

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“Solarium.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition


so·​lar·​i·​um sō-ˈlar-ē-əm How to pronounce solarium (audio)
plural solaria
also solariums
: a room exposed to the sun

Medical Definition


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

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