Meaning of “bedroom” in the English Dictionary

"bedroom" in British English

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bedroomnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈbed.ruːm/ /ˈbed.rʊm/ us /ˈbed.ruːm/ /ˈbed.rʊm/

A1 a room used for sleeping in:

Our home has three bedrooms.
the master bedroom (= the main bedroom in a house)
You can stay in the spare bedroom.
We've just bought some new bedroom furniture.

More examples

  • The house has four bedrooms, so it's pretty big.
  • We're planning to turn the smallest bedroom into an office.
  • He was so upset that he shut himself in his bedroom and refused to come out.
  • We've put up some wallpaper in the children's bedroom to make it brighter.
  • The top of the tree is level with his bedroom window.

bedroomadjective [ before noun ]

uk /ˈbed.ruːm/ /ˈbed.rʊm/ us /ˈbed.ruːm/ /ˈbed.rʊm/

relating to sexual activity:

My dad was embarrassed by the bedroom scenes in the play.
He has bedroom eyes (= looks as if he is interested in sex).

(Definition of “bedroom” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"bedroom" in American English

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bedroomnoun [ C ]

us /ˈbedˌrum, -ˌrʊm/

a room with a bed or beds for sleeping

(Definition of “bedroom” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)