room in a residential house for relaxing and socializing
A living room is a room in a home. The living room in a home is shared by the people living in the home. In the living room they talk with each other and their guests and do other things such as reading or watching television. The furniture can include a couch, chairs, tables, lamps, a television, curtains and pictures. People may have started using the compound word, living room, in the early twentieth century.
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- Concise Oxford English Dictionary. Tenth Edition. Oxford University Press.
- The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Third Edition. Houghton Mifflin Company.