ball·​room | \ ˈbȯl-ˌrüm , -ˌru̇m\

Definition of ballroom

: a large room used for dances

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Inside the ballroom, Vince spent the first half hour downing enough Cuba Libres and smoking enough Lucky Strikes to work up the courage to ask a girl for a dance. Edward Mcclelland, Chicago Reader, "Meet Resurrection Mary, the ghost of Archer Avenue," 26 June 2018 Hosted by the Men and Women of Fashion as a benefit for New Orleans Ballet Association's BRAVO (Ballet Resource and Volunteer Organization), the April 18 event filled the Hilton New Orleans Riverside Hotel ballroom. Sue Strachan,, "Prix d'Elegance 2018 mixes fashion and philanthropy at annual luncheon," 27 May 2018 Balukoff circulated in the ballroom, chatting with supporters. Maria L. La Ganga, idahostatesman, "Paulette Jordan claims Democratic victory: 'We won this race by everyone.' | Idaho Statesman," 15 May 2018 If the women in the Hilton ballroom took special umbrage at this remark, their outrage stemmed from something more than pure altruism. Rhonda Garelick, The Cut, "It’s Okay to Be Offended by Michelle Wolf’s Jokes," 30 Apr. 2018 Several reporters who cover the White House approached Ms. Sanders in the Hilton ballroom to express sympathy in the immediate aftermath of Ms. Wolf’s monologue. New York Times, "Michelle Wolf Sets Off a Furor at White House Correspondents’ Dinner," 29 Apr. 2018 The panel discussions will be followed by an outdoor hip-hop dance and Afro Beat performance by Michael Raymond Okasia and lunch at the Hilton ballroom, which will feature a performance by Bravo Waterbury!'s Bucket Band & Choir. Susan Dunne,, "Connecticut Arts Day Features Performances, Speakers, Panels," 12 Apr. 2018 The atmosphere in the hotel ballroom is jovial and lighthearted because everyone in Hollywood knows that winning, or losing, doesn’t actually signify anything about their artistic merit. Ben Fritz, WSJ, "What the Golden Globes Gets Right," 7 Jan. 2019 The senator was leaving an event in the hotel's ballroom, when a 24-year-old man confronted him with a revolver. Rose Minutaglio, Town & Country, "Kick Kennedy Pens Emotional 'Happy Birthday' Instagram Tribute to Her Grandfather Robert F. Kennedy," 21 Nov. 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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