Definition of coffeehouse in US English:

coffeehouse

noun

  • A cafe or other place where coffee is served, sometimes also offering informal entertainment.

    • ‘Coffee lovers should head for Gambrinus, a coffee house in the 19th-century grand style.’
    • ‘Again, the song is slowed down, being performed more as a poetry reading in a coffee house.’
    • ‘If the local coffee house has an open mic night, do it, and do it every week.’
    • ‘On a more informal level, Italian coffee houses often presented light comedies, heroic tragedies, and dialect plays sponsored by drama clubs.’
    • ‘I don't want to be the guy with the acoustic guitar in the coffee house.’
    • ‘Till its recent closure, this locality also had the city's only decent library, as well as a bustling coffee house patronised by the intelligentsia.’
    • ‘Libraries, town halls, schools, universities, bookstores, churches, coffee houses, and shopping malls could launch read-along gatherings with this material.’
    • ‘If poetry is banned from our schools, it will survive elsewhere - in the churches, gyms, parks, and coffee houses, wherever people gather to resist.’
    • ‘That spawned a group two years ago called Barrier Breakers, students and faculty who stage events like poetry coffee houses that appeal to all students.’
    • ‘On account of there being no band playing tonight, we were almost the only people in the tiny coffee house.’
    • ‘A cup of coffee in a London coffee house sells for $3 - $4.’
    • ‘It's a great little place that captures the energy of a university coffee house where a wide range of cultural activities take place.’
    • ‘They want to renovate the cottage in the future, possibly into a coffee house, the profits of which could go towards the local charity.’
    • ‘I've been thinking and I want you to come with me tonight to that new coffee house for the poetry readings.’
    • ‘I want to print out these emails and start reading them aloud at a coffee house while somebody plays the bongos in the background.’
    • ‘John Frost's 1793 trial opens a discussion of spatial shifts from the civilized sociability of the coffee house to the courts, prison, and the pillory.’
    • ‘The singer recorded the story of Charlie as a pop song after hearing an impromptu performance of the tune in a San Francisco coffee house.’
    • ‘The high point of the English coffee house was from 1652 to 1780.’
    • ‘Minutes later I was having coffee with my German friend Hanko in the coffee house next to the hotel.’
    • ‘Four months later Hobgood was having lunch in the coffee house in the basement of St. Bartholomew's Lutheran Church.’
    • ‘It looks like it belongs in a 1920s coffee house and, I think, adds a touch of class to my desk.’
    • ‘‘Consumers in Britain are looking around for something else - a third alternative to the coffee house and pub,’ Philip said.’
    • ‘The thick smoke from Old World coffee houses infects the air, and our feet fly along cobble-stoned back streets to cheap hotels and late night meetings.’
    • ‘A community centre is available for events and hosts coffee houses where residents can perform music and poetry.’
    • ‘Sometimes in the summer the coffee house arranges for a jazz or folk group to play out there and I enjoy seeing people in the anonymous city gather in such a congenial way.’
    • ‘In 1784, the hotel housed a coffee house which laid claim to being the most elegant of its kind in Britain, perhaps in Europe.’
    • ‘It's easy - maybe too easy - to exchange ideas with the other leftie intellectuals at the coffee house.’
    • ‘The Lloyd's insurance market in London was originally a coffee house.’
    • ‘We drink it in the smallest coffee house I've ever seen - a place on the silk-vendors street, as wide as its doors.’
    • ‘He says six gunmen opened fire on him as he sat in a coffee house, after having returned from the international donor's conference.’
    • ‘In the 1960s, Allen Ginsberg took oral poetry into coffee houses, pop festivals, and art happenings.’
    • ‘‘I read in a newspaper the other day that Gus discovered me a year ago, playing in a coffee house,’ Smith says, furrowing his brow in the midday sun.’
    • ‘At the British base at Basra ‘international airport’ a group of Indians opened a coffee house serving lattes, cappuccinos and macchiatos for the British troops.’
    • ‘You performed at your coffee house, or did a skit around a campfire.’
    • ‘I'd been, well - let's just call it ‘back-packing’ through Turkey, and I'd crawled into a coffee house to escape the midday sun.’
    • ‘Last night, a friend of mine went to an open mike night at a coffee house and read the monologue.’
    • ‘I put ‘new’ in quotes because there is of course nothing new about the coffee house in England or in my fascination with cafe life.’
    • ‘The hotel also has its own coffee house, restaurant and sauna.’
    • ‘Today's IT professional attends a meeting in the middle of a crosswalk, uploads his mission-critical documents in a coffee house, and checks his network stability with a cell phone.’
    • ‘Shopkeepers are being asked dress their shop windows with items from the period while local restaurants and coffee houses are being asked to serve only food of the period.’

Pronunciation

coffeehouse

/ˈkäfēˌhous//ˈkɑfiˌhaʊs/