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[room-foo l, roo m-] /ˈrum fʊl, ˈrʊm-/
noun, plural roomfuls.
an amount or number sufficient to fill a room.
Origin of roomful
1700-10; room + -ful
Usage note
See -ful. Unabridged
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  • Picture a roomful of people slurping noodles out of toilet bowls, and you get the idea.
  • The tape showed a roomful of tiny cages resembling microwave ovens stacked on top of one another.
  • The next time you find yourself seated in a roomful of strangers, take a close look at your nearest neighbor.
  • Add a roomful of computers and a company could get to work.
  • The presenters offered a number of recommendations to the roomful of higher-education lawyers for limiting liability.
  • If you don't put in the time, it's obvious to a roomful of people who will anonymously eviscerate you at the end of the term.
  • You'll feel powerful, especially when your voice alone can make a roomful of pens and laptops quicken into life.
  • Think of it as a roomful of people, all with different ideas about what to do, and all shouting out their personal suggestions.
  • The local museum's box of unidentifiable objects became a roomful of exhibits, with detailed labels and interesting footnotes.
  • Librarians scurried to copying machines to fulfill the requests of a roomful of reporters.
British Dictionary definitions for roomful


/ˈruːmfʊl; ˈrʊm-/
noun (pl) -fuls
a number or quantity sufficient to fill a room: a roomful of furniture
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