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

Definition of ballroom

: a large room used for dances

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Among many incredible experiences, one favorite happened in his hotel in Poland. Peeking inside a ballroom where a wedding was being held, he was quickly greeted by the groom. Terri Akman,, "Solo travel is a growing niche," 25 May 2018 By all outer appearances, the scene inside a Hyatt Regency Baltimore Inner Harbor ballroom Tuesday morning was calm. Talia Richman,, "'Nerd-speak' and thwarting hacks: Top youth cyber-security competition comes to Baltimore," 18 Apr. 2018 Inside the main ballroom, PepsiCo Inc. executives have just started their presentation. Craig Giammona,, "Watch Wall Street Analysts Lose Their Minds Over Free Candy," 23 Feb. 2018 Drinks were modeled after the four elements—Air, Earth, Fire, and Water—and enjoyed before guests moved into the ballroom for delectable and warming nibbles such as truffle lobster risotto and the signature chicken pie. Vogue, "Diane von Furstenberg and Edward Enninful Host One Celestial Bash at Claridge’s," 30 Nov. 2018 Some of the first arrivals into the near-empty ballroom were Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, dressed in all black, who would later take home the award for Accessory Designer of the Year for their label The Row. Erika Harwood, Vanities, "Kim Kardashian Pokes Fun at Herself at the C.F.D.A. Awards," 5 June 2018 Come June 29, Kay Barnes — also a former mayor of this city — will have her ballroom. Bill Turque, kansascity, "Former mayor Kay Barnes finally has something named for her (hint: it’s not a street)," 31 May 2018 Our ballroom of Americans gasped, fell to silence and then broke into applause. Beth Spotswood, San Francisco Chronicle, "SF’s Crown and Crumpet’s high tea just the thing for royal wedding," 22 May 2018 The heavy scent of citrus blossom hung outside the Hilton Park hotel in Nicosia, Cyprus, where about 100 small-business owners, lawyers, accountants, and their partners packed into the ballroom to mark the Chinese New Year. Alan Crawford,, "Everything Is for Sale in Cyprus, and China’s Buying," 24 Apr. 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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