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common room

a room or lounge for informal use by all.
Origin of common room
1660-70 Unabridged
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  • And now the sound of the music from the common room, or hall, summoned to the dance.
  • In three bedrooms and a common room, electrical pumps draw air through molecular sieves.
  • The common room of the main house boasts a fireplace and chairs.
  • There is a common room for guests to relax in and breakfast is served in the dining room.
  • There is satellite television in the common room, and all rooms have access to the second-floor deck.
  • The inn's library is the main common room and is easily accessible to each guest room.
  • There's a common room and kitchen where home-cooked meals are served ranch style.
  • Each one has a bedroom, and they have a common room.
  • When he wasn't in the common room talking a blue streak, he paced.
  • Asha stepped out of the bathroom into the common room.
British Dictionary definitions for common room

common room

(mainly Brit) a sitting room in schools, colleges, etc, for the relaxation of students or staff
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