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bedroom community

Definition of Bedroom Community

(noun) A suburb from which large amounts of workers commute.

Example of Bedroom Community

Bedroom Community Pronunciation

Pronunciation Usage Guide

Syllabification: bed·room com·mu·ni·ty

Audio Pronunciation

– American English
– British English

Phonetic Spelling

  • American English – /bEd-room kuh-myOO-nuh-tee/
  • British English – /bE-droom kuh-myOO-ni-tee/

International Phonetic Alphabet

  • American English – /ˈbɛˌdrum kəmˈjunəti/
  • British English – /ˈbɛdru(ː)m kəˈmjuːnɪti/

Usage Notes

  • Plural: bedroom communities
  • Also called:
    • bedroom suburb
    • bedroom town
    • commuter town
    • dormitory suburb
    • dormitory town
    • dormitory village

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Works Consulted

Encyclopædia Britannica. (N.d.) Britannica Digital Learning. (https://britannicalearn.com/).

Oxford University Press. (N.d.) Oxford Dictionaries. (https://www.oxforddictionaries.com/).

Princeton University. 2010. WordNet. (https://wordnet.princeton.edu/).

Random House Webster’s College Dictionary. 1997. New York: Random House.

Taylor & Francis. (N.d.) Routledge Handbooks Online. (https://www.routledgehandbooks.com/).

Wikipedia contributors. (N.d.) Wiktionary, The Free Dictionary. Wikimedia Foundation. (http://en.wiktionary.org).

Cite the Definition of Bedroom Community

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “bedroom community.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved June 7, 2020 (http://sociologydictionary.org/bedroom-community/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

bedroom community. (2014). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from http://sociologydictionary.org/bedroom-community/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “bedroom community.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed June 7, 2020. http://sociologydictionary.org/bedroom-community/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“bedroom community.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 7 Jun. 2020. <http://sociologydictionary.org/bedroom-community/>.