Meaning of “family room” in the English Dictionary

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"family room" in British English

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family roomnoun [ C ]

/ˈfæm.əl.i ˌruːm/ us /ˈfæm.əl.i ˌruːm/

Examples from literature

  • He admitted us and took us into the family room, where there was a lamp dimly burning on a center-table. 
  • He was taken into the family room, and passed a very pleasant hour with the jolly brewer, his friendly wife, and the two "nice girls." 
  • Her son who had grown up big, while she grew down little, went back to the family room with her. 
  • The family room looked very small and very mean, and the downward staircase by which it was attained looked very narrow and very crooked. 
  • The main point is to have all the family rooms on one level. 

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

"family room" in American English

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family roomnoun [ C ]

us /ˈfæm·ə·li ˌrum, ˈfæm·li, ˌrʊm/

a room in a family’s home that is used for relaxing, esp. for watching television

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