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[bed-room, -roo m] /ˈbɛdˌrum, -ˌrʊm/
a room furnished and used for sleeping.
concerned mainly with love affairs or sex:
The movie is a typical bedroom comedy.
sexually inviting; amorous:
bedroom eyes.
inhabited largely by commuters:
a bedroom community.
Origin of bedroom
1580-90; bed + room Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for bedroom
  • We even quit sleeping in the same bedroom for several years, but are in the same bed now.
  • Westerners prefer a quiet bedroom, sleeping alone or with a partner.
  • The couple wanted to take advantage of some roof space for the loft bedroom.
  • Here basic roman shades help maintain the sleek lines of a chic, modern bedroom.
  • To the rear, a lower-floor bedroom addition created the platform for the roof deck.
  • Three built-in shelves serve the bedroom wall and the entry on the opposite side.
  • The top of the windows sits at the base of the master bedroom deck.
  • Arrange small light weight mirrors grid-style for a glamorous regency-style look in the bedroom.
  • Storage units in the kitchen and bedroom double as dividing walls.
  • For the past two nights, a barred owl has been calling from the big-leaf maple outside my bedroom window.
British Dictionary definitions for bedroom


/ˈbɛdˌruːm; -ˌrʊm/
a room furnished with beds or used for sleeping
(modifier) containing references to sex: a bedroom comedy
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for bedroom

also bed-room, 1610s, from bed (n.) + room. Slightly earlier in a sense "sleeping space" (1580s). Replaced earlier bedchamber (late 14c.). First record of slang bedroom eyes is from 1901.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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