study hall

noun

1
: a room in a school set aside for study
2
: a period in a student's day set aside for study and homework

Examples of study hall in a Sentence

I have study hall next period. She got in trouble for talking in study hall. My study hall starts at 11:04.
Recent Examples on the Web At Edmondson, the players will say Coach Dantzler’s daily study halls are stricter than any of their teachers’ sessions. Glenn Graham, Baltimore Sun, 22 Jan. 2024 That billion-dollar question whispered in study halls and hollered at house parties among teens and 20-somethings is explored in Netflix’s new documentary series, Big Vape: The Rise and Fall of Juul. Kalia Richardson, Rolling Stone, 10 Oct. 2023 The brothers began engaging with other students and staff at the diversity office and promoting cultural recognition across SLCC campuses, from conference room tables to study hall desks, as part of their positions with the American Indian Student Leadership club. Kyle Forbush, The Salt Lake Tribune, 15 Aug. 2023 When gunfire broke out at Parkland, Peter was in study hall, playing chess with a friend. Manuel Canales, Washington Post, 27 Mar. 2023 Andrew Burke-Stevenson/Andrew Burke-Stevenson for The Boston Globe Before school and during study halls, Eruzione used to skate on the frozen tennis courts that had been prepped with water by Lawrence Larsen. Cam Kerry, BostonGlobe.com, 16 Feb. 2023 What about study hall? Alison Medley, Houston Chronicle, 13 Aug. 2020 Can’t skirt his homework assignment watching TV, scrolling the internet or playing video games during his one-man study hall, either. Dallas News, 27 July 2022 This shotgun-sized apparatus is every study hall supervisor’s nightmare. Carl Engelking, Discover Magazine, 9 Oct. 2014

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Word History

First Known Use

1813, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of study hall was in 1813

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“Study hall.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/study%20hall. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

study hall

noun
1
: a room in a school where students can study
2
: a period in a student's day set aside for study and homework
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