Definition of schoolroom in US English:

schoolroom

noun

  • 1A room in which a class of students is taught.

    • ‘It had actually been her favourite schoolroom.’
    • ‘The next afternoon, Lydie and the children sat inside the Holden house up in the children's schoolroom.’
    • ‘It is impossible to hate, like the earnest child in a schoolroom who desperately wants to understand long division, but just can't master the logic.’
    • ‘Rudd, whose schoolroom was located at 18 George Street, had been teaching in the city since the 1790s.’
    • ‘The schoolroom seemed oddly quiet as I sat there doing math problems.’
    • ‘The stage is constantly transformed, becoming family home, schoolroom, holy well, bog, farmland, graveyard and London street, without a single invasive scene change.’
    • ‘The film starts well with an amusing scene in some dusty outback schoolroom where a class of dazed children listen to a middle-aged bank manager wax about the wonders of compound interest.’
    • ‘‘Up here, I think,’ Peggy called to him, glancing back with a sudden grin that reminded him instantly of her infectious cheerfulness in that heavy brick schoolroom.’
    • ‘I was 10 and a half, in a Texas schoolroom when the announcement came over the PA system.’
    • ‘Instead of mournfully reflecting on their mined lives, they ‘behaved as if they were in a schoolroom.’’
    • ‘Alone, a photograph of black students in a schoolroom in 1900, with their hair parted down the middle, will make little lasting impression, even with a long explanatory caption.’
    • ‘Her father had taught her how to fight, how to run a ship, and anything she would have learned in a schoolroom.’
    • ‘Children were supposed to spend their days in a schoolroom with their peers, and in specially designated play spaces such as private backyards and playrooms.’
    • ‘The painting fills him with fear and he has it locked up in an old schoolroom in his house.’
    • ‘But it's clearly not just a matter of putting a few computers in a schoolroom.’
    • ‘Jane rises early the next morning to the sound of a bell before dawn; all the girls assemble in the schoolroom and form classes in a hurried tumult.’
    • ‘So, from an early age, they expected her to be in her schoolroom doing something useful.’
    • ‘He tells Mrs. Leaf to get him the key for the old schoolroom, which has not been opened in five years since his grandfather was alive; she tells him how dirty it is, but he says he just wants to see it.’
    • ‘She was one of those people that couldn't ever be satisfied with a schoolroom.’
    • ‘The car was quite big, around the size of Mary's schoolroom though not quite as warm.’
    1. 1.1the schoolroom Used to refer to school as an institution.
      ‘I got most of my education outside of the schoolroom’
      • ‘She twirled around again, suddenly feeling like a giddy miss fresh out of the schoolroom.’
      • ‘But fitness awareness must start in the schoolroom, not the workplace, he says.’
      • ‘Division takes place in the schoolroom and on the playing field.’
      • ‘Bahasa Indonesia, which had been the language of the schoolroom, would be replaced with Portuguese.’
      • ‘This language was neglected in the schoolroom, yet was becoming increasingly fashionable as a serious literary medium.’
      • ‘Hartwell declaimed that the blushing girls just out of the schoolroom more than made up for the terror that passed as supper and the antiquated dance styles.’
      • ‘In addition, there are always those who will argue that practical experience, on-the-job training, is better than the schoolroom for educating military leaders.’
      • ‘National identities were formed in the crucible of the schoolroom; national prejudices were fostered there too.’
      • ‘But the theatre is fundamentally different from the schoolroom and the newspaper column.’
      • ‘Like their contemporaries in the press, the schoolroom, and elsewhere, literary writers helped to construct Irish-Americans as innately depraved.’
      • ‘And the wisdom that they bring is being carried into the new market-places: the schoolroom, the health service and even the Church.’

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