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 huge chandelier in the solarium was made in Germany and required special framework because of its size. Mary Colurso |, al, 30 Apr. 2022 The upstairs solarium of Ross Gambril’s 7,000-square-foot home has views of Lake Michigan. Alina Dizik, WSJ, 30 Mar. 2022 In total, there are 123 rooms including 14 bedrooms, 27 bathrooms, a tanning room, solarium, game room, grand foyer, formal dining room, library, movie theater and bowling alley. Jack Flemming, Los Angeles Times, 14 Feb. 2022 The house maintains many original features, including several Rookwood fireplaces and a rare Rookwood fountain in the solarium. Randy Tucker, The Enquirer, 28 Dec. 2021 The site, which has been used to raise Pura Raza Espanol horses, includes a swimming pool with a solarium, stables and a horse riding track. Lauren Beale, Forbes, 31 Oct. 2021 Beyond the solarium are the kitchen, dining and the living room with a wall of glass on the river side. oregonlive, 13 Oct. 2021 Indoors, visitors will find hardwood floors throughout the home, original millwork, three wood-burning fireplaces and a solarium. Mary Carole Mccauley,, 15 Sep. 2021 At Saga, guests rise from their tables and take tea, refreshing and just sweet, in the solarium next to the kitchen. Caroline Hatchett, Robb Report, 26 Aug. 2021 See More

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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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6 May 2022

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“Solarium.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 May. 2022.

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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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