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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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The blue-green boudoir looked much more cheerful when Celia was seated there in a pelisse exactly like her sister's, surveying the cameos with a placid satisfaction, while the conversation passed on to other topics.
So the two went to the dressing-room of the Princess and searched carefully in every corner and among the vases and baskets and ornaments that stood about the pretty boudoir.
She always had worn it since, but it had not been upon her body when he found her slain in her boudoir, so that now his quest for vengeance included also a quest for the stolen trinket.
Her maid answered the telephone which was in the countess' boudoir.
Lord John's fingers of steel were in the collar of my coat, and a moment later I was stretched upon my back, unable to speak or move, on the boudoir carpet.
In the first place, it is right you should know that I had a motive for accompanying Miss Roseberry to the boudoir.
She went into the boudoir again, and Cynthia stared after her.
Lady Winwood pointed through the curtained entrance of the boudoir to the door of the drawing-room.
This consisted of a bed-room, an ante-room, a small bath-room, a boudoir, and a drawing-room.
He walked across her boudoir to the bedroom door, and turned back again.
The Superintendent decided to begin by examining the boudoir, and, that done, to examine the servants next.
I have a nice little boudoir and bedroom, at the end of a long passage on the first floor.