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

Examples of tearoom in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The hotel features a variety of amenities including microbrewery, organic restaurant, juice bar and tearoom, organic garden, sun deck and spa. Roger Sands, Forbes, 21 June 2022 Inside the cozy tearoom, Tea By Two strikes an inviting balance between classy and comfortable, with tables draped in floral cloths and mismatched fine china. Christina Tkacik, Baltimore Sun, 22 May 2022 The two meet again by accident, each having taken refuge from the blistering summer heat in the grand tearoom of a fashionable New York hotel. New York Times, 11 Nov. 2021 Irene enters the tearoom with palpable wariness, her gait slowed, head down and face partly obscured by the semitransparent brim of her cloche hat. New York Times, 11 Nov. 2021 The tearoom is divided in two: In the front is a shop with 40 types of tea, a selection of art and poetry books and ceramics and tea ware for sale; in the back is a long communal café table for leisurely yet mindful tea-sipping. New York Times, 26 Aug. 2021 In 1925, Eve Adams, a Polish-Jewish émigré who had spent the past four years travelling across the United States selling leftist radical literature, opened a tearoom in Greenwich Village. Jim Downs, The New Yorker, 26 June 2021 Three years later, in January 1971, Davies opened the Photographers’ Gallery in a former tearoom in the West End of London. Alex Marshall, New York Times, 4 Aug. 2021 The tearoom closed in 1990 but the Indiana State Museum recreated the Ayres Tea Room with similar menu items. Indianapolis Star, 15 July 2021 See More

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First Known Use of tearoom

circa 1702, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of tearoom was circa 1702

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15 Jul 2022

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“Tearoom.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tearoom. Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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