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[roo-mee, roo m-ee] /ˈru mi, ˈrʊm i/
adjective, roomier, roomiest.
affording ample room; spacious; large.
Origin of roomy1
1615-25; room + -y1
Related forms
roomily, adverb
roominess, noun
capacious, generous, ample, extensive. Unabridged
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Examples from the Web for roominess
Historical Examples
  • In the matter of roominess it transcends anything that was ever dreamed of before, I fancy.

    A Tramp Abroad, Complete Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
  • Melbourne is low, flat, and gave me the impression of roominess which New Zealand cities never gave.

    The Pacific Triangle Sydney Greenbie
  • The design was ingenious but failed in many vital respects to compete with the greater comfort and roominess of the Pullman car.

  • It combines simplicity, roominess and comfort, colour, light and shade.

    Needlework As Art Marian Alford
  • How could I possibly not ask them to stay, seeing their discomfort and my roominess?

    In the Mountains Elizabeth von Arnim
  • This adds to the roominess and comfort of their summer dwellings.

    The North Pole Robert E. Peary
  • His jersey is blue and low in the neck, and his trousers are of that roominess supposed to be necessary for nautical purposes.

  • To a New Yorker's eyes, this roominess of arrangement, was especially attractive.

    A Flight in Spring J. Harris Knowles
  • And for the first time in his life he was grateful for the roominess of Barber's old clothes.

    The Rich Little Poor Boy Eleanor Gates
  • This style throughout gives the impression of roominess and largeness.

British Dictionary definitions for roominess


/ˈruːmɪ; ˈrʊmɪ/
adjective roomier, roomiest
having ample room; spacious
Derived Forms
roomily, adverb
roominess, noun
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Word Origin and History for roominess



"roomsome," 1620s, from room (n.) + -y (2). Related: Roominess.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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