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

Definition of ballroom

: a large room used for dances

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And who can forget 1966's Black & White Ball, when Truman Capote filled the ballroom with his fanciest friends, among them Lee Radziwill, Candice Bergen, and Princess Luciana Pignatelli. Leena Kim, Town & Country, "The Plaza's 10 Juiciest Secrets Revealed," 7 June 2019 And while the reality show may have received a facelift, the goal is still the same: to find talented dancers who can truly do it all, from breakdancing to ballroom. Amanda Garrity, Good Housekeeping, "'So You Think You Can Dance' Season 16 Is Going to Look Totally Different Than Last Year," 21 May 2019 His Met Gala look, for instance, nodded to Diana Ross in Mahogany and ballroom fixture Pepper LaBeija, one of the earliest pioneers of camp, which was the theme of the evening. Vogue, "Billy Porter’s Red Carpet Dress Has an Eco-Conscious Message," 19 May 2019 Built by former frozen food executive John Z. Blazevich, the property includes indoor and outdoor pools, 25 bathrooms, an 18th century style neoclassical ballroom and a Moorish hammam. Katherine Clarke, WSJ, "The Extravagant Estate in California That Sold for Over 50% Off," 20 Nov. 2018 As the website notes, there will be all kinds of different numbers — from ballroom and jazz to modern and hip-hop. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "The 'Dancing With the Stars' Tour Sounds Especially Amazing This Year," 19 Nov. 2018 Other perks include a south-facing sun room, a third-floor ballroom, and a private breakfast room off of the kitchen. Megan Barber, Curbed, "Stately Queen Anne near Lake Michigan asks $429K," 27 Dec. 2018 Which led to starting the Haw River Ballroom, a music venue in a mill building, and founding a humanitarian innovation conference held in the ballroom. Jennifer Peltz, Fox News, "'Wake-up call': 9/11 prompted some to move away to new lives," 10 Sep. 2018 In a gym the size of a large ballroom, Jerry West sat courtside Wednesday watching his latest prospect, Clippers guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, rip past a roster of aspiring Wizards. Greg Moore, azcentral, "Moore: Will Vegas get an NBA team? Question more 'when' than 'whether'," 11 July 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 How to pronounce ballroom (audio) , -ˌru̇m\

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: a large room for dances

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