Try Our Apps


Supposedly vs. Supposably

front room

a room at the front of a house, especially a parlor.
Origin of front room
1670-80 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for front-room
Historical Examples
  • He seemed to be thinking deeply, and the Cap'n watched him from behind one of the front-room curtains.

  • Aunt M'riar had charge, and kept a bit of fire going in the front-room, so the plaster should get a chance to dry out.

    When Ghost Meets Ghost William Frend De Morgan
  • There was a light in the front-room, and someone was moving about.

    When Ghost Meets Ghost William Frend De Morgan
  • We'll lay a fire in the front-room stove, so that we can light it if anybody comes.

    A Mountain Woman and Others (AKA Elia Wilkinson) Elia W. Peattie
  • As the men trooped heavily back into the front-room, the two little windows presented views of a turmoiling sea of snow.

  • As Alexina passed through the front-room study going home, the old minister glanced up from his writing and called her name.

    The House of Fulfilment George Madden Martin
  • She laid the sheet back in its place, and went into the front-room.

    When Ghost Meets Ghost William Frend De Morgan
  • “Cobbler” Horn was busy in his workshop when they arrived; but Miss Jemima was awaiting them in solitary state, in the front-room.

    The Golden Shoemaker J. W. Keyworth
  • She might be, at such times, behind the front-room blinds peering out at him; but he did not know that.

    Carolyn of the Corners Ruth Belmore Endicott
  • Yet in the morning he was discovered lying on the floor of the front-room, stabbed to the heart from behind.

    My Strangest Case Guy Boothby

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for front room

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for front

Scrabble Words With Friends