tearoom

noun

tea·​room ˈtē-ˌrüm How to pronounce tearoom (audio)
-ˌru̇m
: a small restaurant or café that typically serves a variety of teas as well as coffee and light meals

Examples of tearoom in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And the five-table small tearoom soon expanded to accommodate 900 diners at one time. Brock Keeling, Orange County Register, 25 Apr. 2024 This story has been updated to correct the description of a tearoom door’s dimensions. Paul S. Atkins, The Conversation, 12 Mar. 2024 The tearoom itself might be decorated with rare works of art, such as paintings or calligraphy mounted on hanging scrolls, elaborate flower vases and incense burners. Paul S. Atkins, The Conversation, 12 Mar. 2024 The recipe comes to us from Georges Testa, the third-generation owner of Le Moulin Bleu confectionery and tearoom in Provence. Saveur Editors, Saveur, 22 Feb. 2024 It has subsequently been converted to an attractive tearoom near the Farm Museum. Mary Ann Ashcraft, Baltimore Sun, 27 Jan. 2024 While tourists began filtering into the Biltmore tearoom for their petit fours, Lee condemned Hamas and elaborated on her call for a ceasefire. Emily Witt, The New Yorker, 2 Feb. 2024 Elsewhere, Stewart’s pad continues to impress with a wine room, an eat-in chef’s kitchen, and a dedicated tearoom. Abby Montanez, Robb Report, 13 Dec. 2023 And that’s not even factoring in the cost of the super-custom build-out Julis had done by Japanese architect Hiroshi Sugimoto, which includes cedar floors, a Japanese tearoom, and a permanent installation of bonsai trees. Curbed Staff, Curbed, 14 Sep. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1702, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of tearoom was circa 1702

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“Tearoom.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tearoom. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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tearoom

noun
tea·​room ˈtē-ˌrüm How to pronounce tearoom (audio)
-ˌru̇m
: a restaurant serving light meals

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