sitting room

noun
a small living room, often one that forms part of a suite in a hotel, private house, etc.

Origin:
1765–75

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sitting room
 
n
a room in a private house or flat used for relaxation and entertainment of guests

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Example sentences
We settled into a stately sitting room furnished with a plump damask sofa and
  large armchairs.
We sat down for tea in the cool of her stone sitting room, beside the loom on
  which she wove carpets from her sheep's wool.
He sits cross-legged on the floor of his unfurnished sitting room, ignoring the
  constant ringing of his phone.
We walked into the sitting room, which was dominated by a dining table.
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