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room

room

 
 
pronunciation:
rum [or] rUm
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part of speech: noun
definition: an area of a building separated from similar areas by walls or doors.
Our house has ten rooms.
Word History
In Old English, the word rum meant "space" or "enough space."
Word Builder: kinds of rooms
  • bathroom:
    a room where people wash and use the toilet.
  • bedroom:
    a room where people sleep and keep their clothing.
  • dining room:
    a room where people sit and eat a meal at a table.
  • laundry room:
    a room where people do laundry.
  • living room:
    a room where people sit and relax.
  • store room:
    a room where people store things.
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