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[skool-room, -roo m] /ˈskulˌrum, -ˌrʊm/
a room in which a class is conducted or pupils are taught.
Origin of schoolroom
1765-75; school1 + room Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Mr. Moore and Henry Sympson were together in the schoolroom.

    Shirley Charlotte Bront
  • No one was in the schoolroom but Miss Young, writing a letter.

    Deerbrook Harriet Martineau
  • “I should think so,” observed Digby, as they entered the schoolroom.

    Digby Heathcote W.H.G. Kingston
  • The schoolroom is now the parlor, and my sofa and cushion grace it still!

  • Full of those thoughts, she went down to the schoolroom, where Aunt Katharine always joined the children at tea-time.

  • Don't you feel that it savours of the schoolroom; that all the salt has gone out of it?

    Virgin Soil Ivan S. Turgenev
  • He might take the schoolroom pillars and pull the house down if he liked.

  • "Go to the schoolroom, my darlings," he whispered to his children.

  • The schoolroom had not very many charms for him, and at fifteen he was apprenticed to a saddler, with whom he remained two years.

    The Blue and The Gray A. R. White
Word Origin and History for schoolroom

1773, from school (n.1) + room (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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