ball·​room | \ ˈbȯl-ˌrüm How to pronounce ballroom (audio) , -ˌru̇m \

Definition of ballroom

: a large room used for dances

Examples of ballroom in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This noncollecting art space housed in a 1920s ballroom specializes in commissioning work from living artists. Anna Mazurek, Washington Post, 24 June 2022 There’s nuance and distinction between genres like house, ballroom and dance that should be respected as new music fans step into this space. Niki Mcgloster,, 23 June 2022 The extended ballroom scenes, led by the miraculous Billy Porter as the witty, shady emcee, are funny, flamboyant, and vibrant. Globe Staff,, 23 June 2022 Travel deeper and reflect in the grand ballroom where galas were held in the late 19th century. al, 22 June 2022 Polka Days 2022 means dozens of polka bands spread out over four days, Wednesday-Saturday, and three locations, including the boardwalk, the pavilion and the ballroom. Christopher Arnott, Hartford Courant, 21 June 2022 Drake fully embraces the dance floor here, making house music that also touches on Jersey club, Baltimore club, ballroom and Amapiano. New York Times, 19 June 2022 In addition, many of patrons of New York’s and Chicago’s ballroom scenes were kept out of the venues where the music was starting to be played. Stefan Sykes, NBC News, 19 June 2022 The 100th-floor club includes a sprawling ballroom, a restaurant, bar and a cigar and cognac lounge. Katherine Clarke, WSJ, 16 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of ballroom

1719, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of ballroom was in 1719

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28 Jun 2022

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“Ballroom.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Jun. 2022.

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ball·​room | \ ˈbȯl-ˌrüm How to pronounce ballroom (audio) , -ˌru̇m \

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: a large room for dances

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