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

Definition of ballroom

: a large room used for dances

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Luda Conti, a spa owner and ballroom dancer, wanted the 1,000-square-foot living and dining room of her Tribeca apartment to have multipurpose function. Adrienne Gaffney, WSJ, "In Tribeca, A Place to Rest and Rumba," 15 May 2019 In 2014, the actress went on to participate in Dancing with the Stars, showing off her moves with professional ballroom dancer Mark Ballas, and ultimately winning third place. Selena Barrientos, Good Housekeeping, "Candace Cameron Bure's Net Worth Proves There's Nothing the 'Fuller House' Star Can't Do," 19 Mar. 2019 With the exception of farming (lemons were the prime crop), the community remained sleepy until construction of the Crystal Pier in the late 1920s, with a ballroom and amusement center — soon shut down due to construction flaws. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Pacific Beach: Take a bike, a Segway or a surfboard to the Crystal Pier," 28 June 2019 In any case, Warren acquitted herself well tonight—in a hall in Miami, in a plush hotel ballroom in Aspen, and very likely in living rooms across America. Osita Nwanevu, The New Yorker, "Moderate Democrats’ Surprising Embrace of Elizabeth Warren at the Democratic Debate," 27 June 2019 Add to that a 50,000-square-foot event space, a 15,000-square-foot ballroom and a 4,000-space garage, all expected to be completed when the hotel is fully open in the fall. Kathryn B. Creedy,, "TWA Hotel at JFK airport feels straight out of the '60s," 23 June 2019 Most shows in ballroom and the doors open one hour before show unless otherwise noted. Greg Burnett,, "Some local and national bands are on stage this week," 21 June 2019 The three-story granite building has several large rooms which include a ballroom and a museum., "Community News For The Windsor Locks Edition," 19 June 2019 Today at the club, in a narrow townhouse with snooker tables, a ballroom and a bar, not even the eight committee members are in the ruling party. Max Colchester, WSJ, "A Select Few Prepare to Pick Next U.K. Prime Minister," 13 June 2019

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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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