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 In the ballroom those faces were smiling, resilient. Madeline Mitchell,, "'This is where we break the cycle.' Cincinnati Police present 'Shoot This Not That' documentary," 25 Jan. 2020 Eventually, Rodriguez started spending less time in the ballroom to focus on acting — and then came Pose, which combined her two loves. Leah Prinzivalli, Allure, "The Allure Podcast: Mj Rodriguez on Learning to Articulate Her Identity," 20 Jan. 2020 Trump was seen briefly speaking attorney Alan Dershowitz, a prominent Trump defender on cable news who was dining in the ballroom. Arkansas Online, "VIDEO: Trumps wish Americans 'Merry Christmas'," 25 Dec. 2019 More than 400 business leaders gathered in a ballroom at 7 a.m. Sondland took the microphone and began recounting his rags-to-riches tale. Anchorage Daily News, "Gordon Sondland, a key figure in Trump impeachment furor, long coveted ambassadorship," 15 Oct. 2019 Before John's performance, there was a DJ-ed dance party in the ballroom where the music was played at a ridiculously low volume, out of respect to the Queen. Kayleigh Roberts, Harper's BAZAAR, "Elton John Once Danced to "Rock Around the Clock" With Queen Elizabeth and Princess Anne," 12 Oct. 2019 Booker and Harris were among the candidates with the largest organized support in the ballroom. Seema Mehta,, "In Iowa, 19 Democrats times 5 minutes equals 2020 campaign ‘speed-dating’," 9 June 2019 The group has rented a ballroom for Saturday at Trump’s club in Palm Beach, Fla., for its annual Freedom Flame Award Dinner., "The old Mar-a-Lago is gone. This is the new Mar-a-Lago.," 23 Nov. 2019 Following the cocktail hour, guests sat down in the hotel’s ballroom for a dinner as well as entertainment by Australian recording artist Didirri. Alex Cramer, The Hollywood Reporter, "Naomi Watts, Ruby Rose, Sarah Snook Honored at Australians in Film Awards Gala," 24 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of ballroom

1719, in the meaning defined above

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“Ballroom.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of ballroom

: a large room used for dances


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

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: a large room for dances

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