Definition of anteroom in English:

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anteroom

Pronunciation: /ˈan(t)ēˌro͞om/
/ˈan(t)ēˌro͝om/

noun

1An antechamber, typically serving as a waiting room.
Example sentences
  • Beethoven claimed to Goethe that he had rapped Rudolph over the knuckles for keeping him waiting in an anteroom, and doubtless the composition lessons became increasingly irksome.
  • Instead, in one corner there is the monitor of a closed-circuit television showing the area in front of the entrance, the waiting room, the anteroom and the room itself.
  • Upstairs, I go first into the library, a little anteroom off the master bedroom.
Synonyms
antechamber, vestibule, lobby, foyer, outer room;
Architecture  narthex
1.1 Military A sitting room in an officers' mess.
Example sentences
  • When he walked into Colonel Atkins's anteroom, Atkins was the name of the CO he'd been told, he found a Staff Sergeant sitting behind a desk sipping a cup of coffee like it was the only thing keeping him awake.
  • As the formal Anteroom in the mess, it doubles as a smaller, more intimate dining room for official functions.
  • Officers live together in their own Mess, complete with anteroom and bar.

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Syllabification: an·te·room

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