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 The untelevised event was held virtually with nominees accepting over zoom calls from around the world, in lieu of the typical hotel ballroom ceremony in Beverly Hills. Time, "Chloé Zhao Becomes First Woman of Color to Win Top Honor at Directors Guild Association Awards," 11 Apr. 2021 Don’t be distracted by the entertainment elements inside a Willamette Valley mansion for sale: the professional bowling alley, mirrored ballroom or Olympic-size pool with a retractable glass roof. oregonlive, "Willamette Valley mansion with a bowling alley, ballroom and Zen decor is for sale at $10 million," 11 Apr. 2021 Photos and videos shared by local media showed about 100 people locked down in the hotel's ballroom. Arkansas Online, "Armed man remains barricaded inside Honolulu hotel room," 11 Apr. 2021 There have been no injuries reported but social media posts show hundreds of people in the resort’s grand ballroom, according to KITV. Jon Haworth, ABC News, "Police negotiators on scene at hotel after reports of a barricaded gunman, gunshots," 11 Apr. 2021 An Australian ballroom dancer makes an ugly duckling his partner and dares in competition to go flamenco. Ed Stockly, Los Angeles Times, "Movies on TV this week ‘Pulp Fiction’ on BBC America and IFC," 9 Apr. 2021 The development also will create a second ballroom with an outdoor terrace and add meeting rooms, indoor parking spaces and loading docks. Tom Daykin, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "The agency that operates downtown's Wisconsin Center convention facility lost $9.3 million in 2020 after COVID-19 cancels events," 8 Apr. 2021 On Wednesday evening, that program allowed nine dancers to perform a fusion of street dance, ballroom and hip-hop in the lobby of the Guggenheim Museum, as part of the Works and Process bubble residencies. New York Times, "Live Performing Arts Are Returning to N.Y.C., but Not All at Once," 1 Apr. 2021 Check in, enter the ballroom, fill out the consent form and get a vaccine. Christina Hall, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit expands TCF Center vaccine clinic, plans clinic for city workers' families," 1 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of ballroom

1719, in the meaning defined above

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17 Apr 2021

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“Ballroom.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Apr. 2021.

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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 \

Kids Definition of ballroom

: a large room for dances

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