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n.1.a room used for dining. In a residence, it usually contains a dining table and some furniture, such as a buffet or sideboard, for storing tableware and dining utensils.
References in classic literature ?
Her bedroom was adjoining, and across a small passage were the diningroom and kitchen.
On the walls of the diningroom I saw a charming Bellotto, and there was a pair of Zoffanys that I envied.
Weston's diningroom does not accommodate more than ten comfortably; and for my part, I would rather, under such circumstances, fall short by two than exceed by two.
The second windowed room currenlty used as diningroom.
we then went into the drawing-room near the diningroom.
The property is a threebedroom mid-terrace house and has an entrance hall, lounge and diningroom.
We are meeting at the table at the diningroom, having also the "cafe".
After dinner Dreij asked Mrs Molyneux if the ring had been found, and on being told it had not he went out of the diningroom, and while witness was at the door calling in her dog she heard revolver shots.
After a few games of pool, we were ushered into the diningroom for what can only be described as a game of draughts.
2) Consider this passage from the fourth (externally focalized) section of Faulkner's The Sound and the Fury: "Dilsey answered [to Mrs Compson's call] and ceased clattering the stove, but before she could cross the kitchen Mrs Compson called her again, and before she crossed the diningroom and brought her head into relief against the gray splash of the window, still again.
Monogamy was never going to suit someone such as Brand - he thought that's something diningroom tables are made of.
This high-end diningroom has fed Bill Clinton and Madeleine Albright.