Definition of solarium in English:


Syllabification: so·lar·i·um
Pronunciation: /səˈlerēəm

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

1A room fitted with extensive areas of glass to admit sunlight.
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  • 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.
More 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'.

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