Definition of “living room” - English Dictionary

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“living room” in British English

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living roomnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈlɪv.ɪŋ ˌruːm/ us /ˈlɪv.ɪŋ ˌruːm/ also mainly UK sitting room

A1 the room in a house or apartment that is used for relaxing in and entertaining guests

Examples

  • We've just bought a new coffee-coloured rug for the living room.
  • I want to do the living room this afternoon.
  • She's made a first-class job of decorating the living room.
  • The television is usually the focal point of the living room.
  • That picture would go well on the wall in the living room.

Examples from literature

  • People put lamps, coffee tables, or plants in them so they feel like they’re driving in their living room. 

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

“living room” in American English

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living roomnoun [ C ]

also livingroom us /ˈlɪv·ɪŋ ˌrum, -rʊm/

the room in a house or apartment where people sit or relax together but do not usually eat or sleep

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