anteroom

[an-tee-room, -room]
noun
1.
a room that admits to a larger room.

Origin:
1755–65; ante- + room

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anteroom (ˈæntɪˌruːm, -ˌrʊm)
 
n
a room giving entrance to a larger room, often used as a waiting room

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Word Origin & History

anteroom
1762, after Fr. antichambre, It. anticamera, from L. ante "before" + chamber. Lit. "a room in front."
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Example sentences
In an anteroom with a water-stained ceiling, people have asked where the
  remains of their loved ones were found.
In the anteroom before going into the show, there were a lot of displays to
  browse.
Status is demonstrated by a private bathroom and an anteroom with two
  secretaries.
They said they preferred to stay in the anteroom and talk about television.
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