withdrawing room


: a room to retire to (as from a dining room)
especially : drawing room

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Visitors will then see features of the home including the Great Stairs, withdrawing room, breakfast room, billiard room, gentlemen’s sitting room, servant and family chambers before ending up back in the Great Hall for hot cocoa and coffee. Nancy Shohet West, BostonGlobe.com, 31 Jan. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1591, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of withdrawing room was in 1591

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Cite this Entry

“Withdrawing room.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/withdrawing%20room. Accessed 30 Jan. 2023.

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