Definition of antechamber in English:


Syllabification: an·te·cham·ber
Pronunciation: /ˈantēˌCHāmbər


  • A small room leading to a main one.
    More example sentences
    • The stairs creaked, the attic was spooky, the cellar dim and creepy; there were storage antechambers to every room.
    • The main room was a rectangle with various antechambers and vestibules branching off down its length.
    • The hatch opened into a small antechamber that led into the main hall.


mid 17th century (as antichamber): from French antichambre, from Italian anticamera, from anti- 'preceding' + camera (see chamber).

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