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[bed-cheym-ber] /ˈbɛdˌtʃeɪm bər/
Origin of bedchamber
1325-75; Middle English bedchaumbre. See bed, chamber Unabridged
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Examples from the web for bedchamber
  • He would even smuggle food back to the imperial bedchamber in case he felt peckish.
  • Now in his house every bedchamber is a brothel, and every dining-room a cookshop.
  • He clambers out of her clutches and bedchamber as rapidly as he can.
  • It contains some nudity and several bedchamber scenes.
  • Many of the current furnishings, including a few in her rather modest bedchamber, belonged to the ill-fated queen.
  • Chests such as this were used in the bedchamber to store bed linens and covers.
  • The second floor has a small bedchamber and a large room, believed to be the one used for the school.
  • Much of the time, he lived in a modest bedchamber on the second floor of this house.
  • In the second story, a fireplace in the southeastern rear bedchamber is open and unaltered.
  • The second story of the house has a bedchamber on each side of the upper entry.
British Dictionary definitions for bedchamber


an archaic word for bedroom
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Word Origin and History for bedchamber

also bed-chamber, mid-14c., from bed (n.) + chamber.

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