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Topic: MUSIC

Date: 1600-1700
Language: French
Origin: Old French siute; SUIT1

suite

noun
     
suite [countable]
1

rooms

DHHDLT a set of rooms, especially expensive ones in a hotel:
a honeymoon suite
a suite of rooms for palace guests
2

furniture

especially British EnglishDHF a set of matching furniture for a room:
a pink bathroom suite
three-piece suite (=a large seat and two chairs)
3TD

computers

technicalTD a group of related computer programs
4

music

APM a piece of music made up of several short parts:
the Nutcracker Suite
5

politics

PG formal the people who work for or help an important person [= retinue]
WORD FOCUS: hotel WORD FOCUS: hotel
types of hotel: motel, inn, B&B British English, guesthouse British English

types of room: double room (=has a bed for two people)
twin room
(=has two single beds)
single room
(=for one person)
suite
(=has two or more rooms)

people who work at a hotel: desk clerk (=gives you your key)
bellboy
British English/bellhop American English (=takes your bags up to your room)
maid
also chambermaid (=cleans your room)
manager

someone who is staying at a hotel: guest

the place where you check in, check out, and pay your bill: front desk, reception British English

an arrangement to stay at a hotel: reservation also booking British English

hotel services: room service, wake-up call


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