ballroom

noun

ball·​room ˈbȯl-ˌrüm How to pronounce ballroom (audio)
-ˌru̇m
: a large room used for dances

Examples of ballroom in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But its concert ballroom seats 1,600, less than a quarter of what VAI expects to hold. Michael Salerno, The Arizona Republic, 3 Apr. 2024 Axelle/Bauer-Griffin Sweeney's custom Miu Miu dress traded the traditional ballroom skirt for a slinky, soft mermaid silhouette with a short train. Kathleen Walsh, Glamour, 15 Mar. 2024 Madonna has welcomed an array of different celebrities to help her judge the Celebration Tour’s ballroom contest. Jon Blistein, Rolling Stone, 12 Mar. 2024 Servers cut cramped zigzags across the packed ballroom wielding trays of bubbling hot mac ’n’ cheese, truffle pizza and petite cheeseburgers with tiny paper cones full of crisp fries while winners waited with their handlers to see their statues marked with their wins. Jessica Gelt, Los Angeles Times, 11 Mar. 2024 The remodeled property will hold over 25,000 square feet event space and two ballrooms that each can hold 120-150 people. Vinod Sreeharsha, Miami Herald, 6 Mar. 2024 The Ballantyne Location: The Ballantyne, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Charlotte, 10000 Ballantyne Commons Pkwy, Charlotte, NC 28277 Easter at The Ballantyne Hotel will include a tea and a ballroom buffet, along with brunch and dinner options. Heidi Finley, Charlotte Observer, 4 Mar. 2024 The Pfister is known for its Victorian art collection, soaring ceilings and majestic seventh-floor ballroom. Alison Dirr, Journal Sentinel, 13 Mar. 2024 The music video finds Jordan and Noblezada in costume as their characters, wandering the halls of their Long Island mansions and eventually coming together on a staircase before taking to the dance floor of a ballroom together. Maureen Lee Lenker, EW.com, 12 Mar. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1719, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of ballroom was in 1719

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“Ballroom.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ballroom. Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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ballroom

noun
ball·​room ˈbȯl-ˌrüm How to pronounce ballroom (audio)
-ˌru̇m
: a large room for dances

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