ballroom

noun
ball·room | \ ˈbȯl-ˌrüm , -ˌru̇m \

Definition of ballroom 

: a large room used for dances

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One of the interesting stories that emerged from this first-ever baking competition was that 100 GE electric ranges had been delivered to the Waldorf-Astoria ballroom to be used by contestants. Judy Buchenot, Naperville Sun, "Suburban Cooks: Mints go from trash to treasured cookies," 13 July 2018 But Libra’s rep for harmonious ballroom interludes belies the hard work of reality checking our concepts of justice and alignment. Bess Matassa, Teen Vogue, "Weekly Horoscopes July 16-22," 13 July 2018 But shouting demonstrators burst through the ballroom doors. SFChronicle.com, "A long tradition: Americans behaving badly," 5 July 2018 Moments before Trump took the stage, Lewandowski circulated in the ballroom and was swarmed by fans who sought selfies with one of the president's more prominent cable news warriors. Philip Rucker, Anchorage Daily News, "Trump, stumping in Nevada, makes immigration a central midterms issue for GOP," 24 June 2018 The chants and cheers in the ballroom turned to gasps and screams. Robert Mitchell, Washington Post, "The night Bobby Kennedy was shot: The awful scene a Post reporter witnessed," 5 June 2018 Among the material was an audiotape, first unearthed by CNN journalist Brad Johnson, which had been inadvertently made by Polish journalist Stanislaw Pruszynski in the Ambassador ballroom, and turned over to police in 1969. The Washington Post, NOLA.com, "Who killed Bobby Kennedy? His son RFK Jr. doesn't believe it was Sirhan Sirhan," 27 May 2018 Abraaj executives including founder Arif Naqvi met Wednesday with investors in the ballroom of London’s Langham Hotel to discuss the buyout fund. Nicolas Parasie, WSJ, "Abraaj, Already Under Scrutiny, Tapped Another Client Fund to Finance Itself," 23 May 2018 Kennedy delivered his victory speech from the ballroom. USA TODAY, "A movement for 'America's promise'," 21 May 2018

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First Known Use of ballroom

1719, in the meaning defined above

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ballroom

noun

English Language Learners Definition of ballroom

: a large room used for dances

ballroom

noun
ball·room | \ ˈbȯl-ˌrüm , -ˌru̇m \

Kids Definition of ballroom

: a large room for dances

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