chamber Definition

  • 1a large room used for formal or public events
  • 2an enclosed space or compartment
  • 3a legislative assembly

Using chamber: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "chamber" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The concert was held in the grand chamber of the palace.

  • Example

    The bullet was lodged in the chamber of the gun.

  • Example

    The bill was passed by the lower chamber of the parliament.

chamber Synonyms and Antonyms

Idioms Using chamber

  • chamber of horrors

    a place or situation characterized by extreme fear, horror, or disgust


    The abandoned house was a chamber of horrors, filled with creepy dolls and cobwebs.

  • a place where secrets are kept, especially in reference to the title of a Harry Potter book


    The protagonist discovers the chamber of secrets in the second book of the series.

  • a bowl-shaped container used as a toilet in the past, typically kept under a bed


    In medieval times, people used a chamber pot instead of a modern toilet.

Phrases with chamber

  • an environment in which a person encounters only beliefs or opinions that coincide with their own, so that their existing views are reinforced and alternative ideas are not considered


    Social media can create an echo chamber where people only see posts that agree with their own opinions.

  • an association of businesspeople who promote and protect the interests of its members


    The local chamber of commerce organizes events to help small businesses network and grow.

  • music composed for a small group of instruments, typically featuring one player per part


    The festival will feature performances of classical chamber music by renowned musicians.

Origins of chamber

from Old French 'chambre', from Latin 'camera', meaning 'vaulted room'


Summary: chamber in Brief

The term 'chamber' [ˈtʃeɪmbər] refers to a large formal room, an enclosed space, or a legislative assembly. It can be used in phrases like 'echo chamber,' describing an environment where people only encounter similar opinions, and 'chamber music,' referring to classical music composed for a small group of instruments. Idioms include 'chamber of horrors,' denoting a place of extreme fear or disgust, and 'chamber pot,' a bowl-shaped container used as a toilet in the past.

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