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

Definition of ballroom

: a large room used for dances

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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 On Saturday, learn the newest ballroom, rhythm and club moves with classes offered every hour from noon to 6 p.m. Lunch is included. $20 on Friday and $30 on Saturday. 6:30 p.m. Friday, noon Saturday, The Castle on O'Malley, 1520 O'Malley Road. Yoshina Okamoto, Anchorage Daily News, "Celebrating summer solstice: Here are parties and events around Alaska," 21 June 2018 In the mansion’s ballroom, also on the first floor, chandeliers were shortened by 20 inches, in part so the 6-foot-4-inch governor would not scrape his head on them, Diana Rauner said. Blair Kamin,, "A wreck no more: $15 million renovation makes Illinois’ once-decrepit Executive Mansion shine again," 16 June 2018 Known as Le Belvedere, the sprawling residence boasts such amenities as a ballroom, a Moroccan-themed entertaining room and a 5,000-bottle wine cellar. Neal J. Leitereg,, "Two sales north of $50 million topped L.A.'s home-sale charts in May," 15 June 2018 The man who helped mastermind President Trump’s election spread the gospel of working-class revolt in the gilded ballroom of a 19th-century neo-Renaissance palace on an island in Prague on Tuesday. Griff Witte, Washington Post, "Steve Bannon makes a comeback in Europe — and promises ‘a brave new world’ as populists prepare to govern," 22 May 2018 Rather than the ornate but cramped ballroom of the Washington Hilton, his fans waited in line to get into a hangar-like facility called Total Sports in the other Washington — Washington Township, Michigan. NBC News, "Trump bashes media, claims credit for Korea talks at Michigan rally," 29 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\

Kids Definition of ballroom

: a large room for dances

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