Living room vocabulary
A living room (British English also sitting room) is a room where people sit together and relax.
a large comfortable chair with sides for your arms
- He was sitting in his armchair.
a piece of furniture with shelves that you put books on
- He filled the bookcase with old books.
a low table in front of a sofa
- He put the magazines on the coffee table.
American English a small table beside a sofa or armchair on which you often put a lamp
- There was a wine glass on the end table.
a cloth bag filled with soft material such as feathers that you put on something to make it more comfortable
- a sofa cushion
- I rested my head on the cushion.
a long, soft seat with arms and a back, on which two or more people can sit
- She stretched herself out on the sofa.
American English also rocker
a chair with two pieces of wood fixed to the bottom of it, so that it moves backwards and forwards if someone pushes it
- He was sitting in his rocking chair by the fire.
Formal television set
an electronic device with a glass screen that receives television signals
- a black-and-white/colour television
- Please turn the television on/off .
Informal remote, zapper
a small device that you use to operate a television, DVD player, etc. from a distance
- I need two new batteries for the remote.
a place in the wall of a room, where you can build a fire. A shelf above a fireplace is called a mantelpiece or mantel.
- I want you to sweep the ashes from the fireplace.
a piece of thick cloth that is used to cover part of a floor
- a fireside/hearth rug
- an oriental/Persian rug
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