Definition of solarium in English:

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Pronunciation: /səˈlerēəm/

noun (plural solariums or solaria /-ˈle(ə)rēə/)

1A room fitted with extensive areas of glass to admit sunlight.
Example sentences
  • It was a solarium, almost like a greenhouse room furnished with kitchen appliances instead of plants.
  • When Rick and Michelle Kerbs decided to expand their deck and open the kitchen and dining nook to it, they envisaged adding something like an English solarium.
  • The property has very good sea and country views as well as terraces and a solarium.
1.1A room equipped with sunlamps or tanning beds that can be used to acquire an artificial suntan.
Example sentences
  • While the décor won't win style prizes, facilities within the main building are plentiful and include wet rooms and saunas, a solarium, a large pool, a beauty spa, a small gym and facilities for massage and other medical procedures.
  • It is recommended not to look directly at the sun or to use the glasses in a solarium.
  • For the record, I've never put colour in my hair, gone to a solarium, or the gym.


Mid 19th century: from Latin, literally 'sundial, place for sunning oneself', from sol 'sun'.

Words that rhyme with solarium

aquarium, armamentarium, barium, caldarium, cinerarium, columbarium, dolphinarium, frigidarium, herbarium, honorarium, planetarium, rosarium, sanitarium, sudarium, tepidarium, terrarium, vivarium

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Syllabification: so·lar·i·um

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