family room

fam·i·ly room
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fam-uh-lee, fam-lee room, roo m]
    • /ˈfæm ə li, ˈfæm li rum, rʊm/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fam-uh-lee, fam-lee room, roo m]
    • /ˈfæm ə li, ˈfæm li rum, rʊm/

Definitions of family room words

  • noun family room a room in a house used as a center for family activities. 1
  • noun family room living room, lounge 1
  • countable noun family room A family room in a house is a room that is intended for the use of a family with children. 0
  • noun family room a room used by a family for relaxation, watching TV etc 0
  • noun family room a room for use by families 0
  • noun family room a room in a home, with informal furnishings, used for relaxation and recreation 0

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Origin of family room

First appearance:

before 1850
One of the 32% newest English words
First recorded in 1850-55

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Parts of speech for Family room


family room popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 39% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 63% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

family room usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for family room

noun family room

  • den — A den is the home of certain types of wild animals such as lions or foxes.
  • rumpus room — a recreation room, especially one for children, as in a house.
  • rec room — a recreation room.
  • playroom — a room set aside for children's play or adult recreation.
  • game room — a room used for recreation, especially for table games.

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