boudoir


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chamber

1. A room used for private living, conversation, consultation, or deliberation, in contrast to more public and formal activities. Also see bedroom, boudoir, cabinet, closet, den, parlor, solar, study.
2. A room for such use which has acquired public importance, e.g., the senate chamber, an audience chamber.
3. (Brit., pl.) A suite of rooms for private dwelling.
4. (pl.) A suite of rooms for deliberation and consultation (juristic).
5. A space equipped or designed for a special function, mechanical or technological, e.g., a torture chamber, a combustion chamber.
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Very softly he tiptoed up the stairs and along the gallery to the door of his wife's boudoir.
Then the gas would run low, we too should lie gasping upon that cherry-coloured boudoir carpet, and the fate of the human race and of all earthly life would be complete.
Her hand clenched itself on the banisters, then she seemed to nerve herself for some encounter, and went rapidly past me down the stairs across the hall to the boudoir, the door of which she shut behind her.
As I ran out to the tennis court a few moments later, I had to pass the open boudoir window, and was unable to help overhearing the following scrap of dialogue.
Lady Winwood pointed through the curtained entrance of the boudoir to the door of the drawing-room.
This drawing-room will not be lighted, and there will be only my reading-lamp here in the boudoir.
While the financial discussion was still proceeding, the married lovers were ensconced together alone in the boudoir.
At the entrance to the empty drawing-room she heard Turlington's voice, low and threatening, in the boudoir.
Her ladyship's courage was beyond dispute; but she turned pale as she approached the entrance to the boudoir.
The two men waited behind to have two words together alone in the boudoir.
As a necessary result of the scene in the boudoir, each had his own special remonstrance to address to Sir Joseph.
My two rooms, and all the good bedrooms besides, are on the first floor, and the basement contains a drawing-room, a dining-room, a morning-room, a library, and a pretty little boudoir for Laura, all very nicely ornamented in the bright modern way, and all very elegantly furnished with the delightful modern luxuries.