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( front room plural )
A living room; a room in the front of the house which is used for entertaining guests or for special occasions.
1880, , chapter 7, in Frances Hodgson Burnett Louisiana :  She did not knock at the door, which stood open, but, somewhat to Fermi's amazement, walked at once into the front room, which was plainly the room of state.
1887, Arthur Conan Doyle, chapter 3, in A Study in Scarlet :  He found the door open, and in the front room, which is bare of furniture, discovered the body of a gentleman, well dressed, and having cards in his pocket bearing the name of ‘Enoch J. Drebber, Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.A.‘
1913, Theodore Roosevelt, chapter 1, in Theodore Roosevelt: An Autobiography :  The front room, the parlor, seemed to us children to be a room of much splendor, but was open for general use only on Sunday evening or on rare occasions when there were parties. 1942, Emily Carr, The Book of Small, “Loyalty,”
 She had a whole floor of everlasting flowers spread to dry in her front room.
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room reserved for special occasions
— See also translations at living room