Verb. read the room (third-person singular simple present reads the room, present participle reading the room, simple past and past participle read the room) (idiomatic) to understand the emotions and thoughts of the people in the room Synonym: read the table
Read the room, James. No one here is interested in talking politics right now.
Read the room Matt .What is everyone doing right now
by NewsINFreehold July 6, 2019
1. To understand the state of a conversation so that your tone and subject matter match said conversation.
2. An exclamation used towards anyone who doesn’t read the room before initiating conversation
1. Tom read the room prior to speaking, knowing that Sarah’s kitten had died yesterday.
2. Tom what the fuck, why would you talk about the ballgame when my cat died yesterday? Read the room for goodness sake!
by SuchAFunnyLife February 18, 2021
Verb. Base what you say on the conversation. Make educated guesses as to what people mean.
Olivia and Rachel, read the room. We don't want to talk yo you.
by 1he2he3he June 3, 2020
The one room of the house where one may comfortably peruse the Auto Trader from cover to cover. The shitter
by Chechevitsa November 9, 2003
Bob spent a good deal of time in the christian science reading room after eating that bad shellfish.
by roqlobstr September 21, 2011