tea·​room | \ ˈtē-ˌrüm How to pronounce tearoom (audio) , -ˌru̇m \

Definition of tearoom

: a small restaurant or café that typically serves a variety of teas as well as coffee and light meals

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Recent Examples on the Web Evelyna Nightingale, former tearoom owner, will relate some of the amazing customs that Victorians followed in polite society. Sam Boyer, cleveland, "Kristin Perrin earns award for great teaching: Whit & Whimsey," 13 Mar. 2020 NNPA News Wire reports that 22-year-old Tonee Turner was last seen on Dec. 30 at a Bohemian-style tearoom in the city. Tanya A. Christian, Essence, "Pittsburgh Police Seek Public’s Help In Disappearance Of Local Artist," 10 Jan. 2020 During the summer there’s a tearoom in the ancient Hundred Men’s Hall. Washington Post, "A day trip to Winchester, England’s former royal capital," 18 Dec. 2019 Meetings can be held in a tearoom, where floor cushions provide seating. Jane Margolies, New York Times, "They Don’t Call Them Hot Desks for Nothing," 20 Nov. 2019 And the grounds include the parish church of St. Mary Magdalene that's attended by the royal family and staff, a sculpture trail, a café and tearoom, and an extensive 600-acre Country Park. Ann Lien, House Beautiful, "You Could Be Neighbors with Prince William and Kate Middleton," 7 Aug. 2019 Café Schuh, on Kaiser-Wilhelm-Promenade (KWP), will take you back in time in a tearoom with striped wallpaper and brocade-upholstered seating. Elizabeth Wellington, Vogue, "This Austrian Spa and Ski Town Is Straight Out of a Wes Anderson Film," 11 Jan. 2019 Today there are 11 Robuchon ateliers, including in Macau, Montreal, Bangkok and London, and a further nine restaurants and three tearooms bearing his name. Josh Jacobs, WSJ, "Chef Joël Robuchon Found Exacting Ways to Prepare Simple French Food," 10 Aug. 2018 In addition to restaurants, the Millcroft Inn has been used as a private residence, a general store, doctors’ offices and a tearoom. Jeanne Houck, Cincinnati.com, "Millcroft Inn dodges the wrecking ball," 14 June 2018

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circa 1702, in the meaning defined above

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27 Apr 2020

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“Tearoom.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tearoom. Accessed 27 May. 2020.

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: a small restaurant that serves light meals

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