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sitting room

a small living room, often one that forms part of a suite in a hotel, private house, etc.
Origin of sitting room
1765-75 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • After dinner she slipped away and went up to her own sitting-room.

    The Girl Scouts Rally Katherine Keene Galt
  • He had frisked into the sitting-room, and was now standing there, perfectly winded.

    A Christmas Carol Charles Dickens
  • There was a great coming and going between the kitchen and the sitting-room.

    McTeague Frank Norris
  • The sitting-room contained an instrument resembling a grand piano.

    Mizora: A Prophecy Mary E. Bradley
  • He was in no manner prepared for the shock which greeted him on entering his sitting-room.

    The Yellow Crayon E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • Gilbert followed her into the sitting-room and looked about eagerly.

  • Mrs. Gorham glanced up over her spectacles at the circle of faces around the sitting-room table.

    Kit of Greenacre Farm Izola Forrester
  • She fairly pulled her visitor into the hall, and led her to the sitting-room.

  • The man at the bureau gave her Lady Sellingworth's note, and she took it up with her to her sitting-room.

    December Love Robert Hichens
  • She passed through the sitting-room and corridor on to the staircase.

    The Patrician John Galsworthy
British Dictionary definitions for sitting-room

sitting room

a room in a private house or flat used for relaxation and entertainment of guests
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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