from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A restaurant or shop serving tea and other refreshments.

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  • noun Alternative spelling of tea room.

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  • noun a restaurant where tea and light meals are available


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  • A precursor to the nightclubs of the 1920s, the tearoom was the place not only to be seen but to learn the latest ragtime dances or the supremely naughty Argentine tango.

    Thé Dansant | Edwardian Promenade

  • Today, the tearoom is a time-capsule of the Victorian age.


  • She played in the Driskill Hotel's tearoom, which is small but very fancy, and everyone sat on the floor and paid rapt attention.

    Chicago Reader

  • Kincaid had to admit the tearoom was a charming enough place, a warm retreat with heavy oak furniture and bright Blue Calico tea services, but the drawing of Alice in Wonderland on the restaurant’s paper menus made him think of Vic.

    Dreaming of the Bones

  • Running down the beer stocks, reducing the catering to a "tearoom" with snacks and cakes, closing the club before golfers had finished playing and reducing the space for club notices were among the list of complaints from the long suffering players.

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  • "The tearoom was a place for everything new, and oriental and African philosophies were very interesting for a new democracy.

    Prague Monitor

  • There was a swimming pool, a cinema and a tearoom where Hitler would eat cake, and even a vegetable garden for his awkward meals.

    From Hitler to Gaddafi: dictators and their bunkers

  • Are their Lordships struggling to find space in the tearoom or short of sunny spots to sip G&Ts on the terrace?

    In praise of … a Lords moratorium | Editorial

  • Our waiter is bemused by our request and allows us to use the tearoom for our photography session.

    A Glimpse

  • Nelson's already much talked-about installation, which opens to the public this Saturday, takes the visitor through the front door of the elegant, colonnaded 19th-century former tearoom that forms Britain's official pavilion and plunges them into a disorienting, dusty, crepuscular world full of labyrinthine passages, false walls and shoulder-hunchingly low ceilings.

    UK Venice Biennale entry 'avoids Britishness'


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