ball·​room | \ˈbȯl-ˌrüm, -ˌru̇m\

Definition of ballroom 

: a large room used for dances

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While ballroom culture sizzled uptown, there was also the rise of the yuppie Trump era and the excess of a different kind coming together farther downtown. Melissa Magsaysay,, "Strike a 'Pose.' Here's a look at the fashion from Ryan Murphy's FX drama," 12 July 2018 The second, larger ghost has hidden in the temple’s historic ballroom for more than half a century. Maria L. La Ganga, idahostatesman, "What’s behind ’60s-era paneling at El Korah Shrine? A ballroom’s worth of ’20s art.," 12 July 2018 For one, the art deco digs are enormous, with nearly 400 rooms, three restaurants and gorgeous ballrooms with terraces. Kate Silver,, "You're going where? St. Louis," 19 June 2018 Still, Pose is not the first look inside ballroom culture. Jason Parham, WIRED, "With Pose, Prestige TV Becomes Resistance TV," 1 June 2018 Sue was an avid golfer and tennis player but known more in her later years as an outstanding ballroom dancer., "Deaths in South Florida: 6/6," 6 June 2018 Sue was an avid golfer and tennis player but known more in her later years as an outstanding ballroom dancer. Hartford Courant,, "Sudell Schmitt," 5 June 2018 Lydia Lotus Siu, 92, a resident of the Washington area since 1963 who was a florist, golfer, painter and ballroom dancer, died April 2 at a medical facility in Austin The cause was a stroke, said a son, Lawrence H. Siu. Washington Post, "Lydia Lotus Siu, golfer, painter, florist," 31 May 2018 On a Monday evening in early March, University of Massachusetts president Martin T. Meehan took the stage in a darkened ballroom at the UMass Club on the 32nd floor of a downtown office building. Laura Krantz,, "At UMass, Meehan finds himself mired in controversies," 26 May 2018

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1719, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of ballroom

: a large room used for dances


ball·​room | \ˈbȯl-ˌrüm, -ˌru̇m\

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: a large room for dances

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