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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [klohk-room, -roo m]
    • /ˈkloʊkˌrum, -ˌrʊm/
    • /ˈkləʊk.rʊm/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [klohk-room, -roo m]
    • /ˈkloʊkˌrum, -ˌrʊm/

Definitions of cloakroom word

  • countable noun cloakroom In a public building, the cloakroom is the place where people can leave their coats, umbrellas, and so on. 3
  • countable noun cloakroom A cloakroom is a room containing toilets in a public building or a room containing a toilet on the ground floor of someone's house. 3
  • noun cloakroom a room in which hats, coats, luggage, etc, may be temporarily deposited 3
  • noun cloakroom a room where hats, coats, umbrellas, etc. can be left temporarily 3
  • noun cloakroom a room in which outer garments, hats, umbrellas, etc., may be left temporarily, as in a club, restaurant, etc.; checkroom. 1
  • noun cloakroom a room adjacent to a legislative chamber or legislative room, where legislators may leave their coats, relax, or engage in informal conversation. 1

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Origin of cloakroom

First appearance:

before 1850
One of the 32% newest English words
First recorded in 1850-55; cloak + room

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Parts of speech for Cloakroom


cloakroom popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 66% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for cloakroom

noun cloakroom

  • armoire — a large cabinet, originally used for storing weapons
  • closet — A closet is a piece of furniture with doors at the front and shelves inside, which is used for storing things.
  • wardrobe — a stock of clothes or costumes, as of a person or of a theatrical company.
  • clothespress — a closet, wardrobe, or chest in which to keep clothes
  • linen closet — a closet in which sheets, towels, table linens, etc., are kept.

Top questions with cloakroom

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