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

Definition of ballroom

: a large room used for dances

Examples of ballroom in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Trump has wondered aloud to several aides why the convention can’t be held in a hotel ballroom in Florida, a state with a Republican governor that is further along in relaxing restrictions related to the coronavirus. Maggie Haberman,, "Trump threatens," 25 May 2020 Compared to the financial gamble and myriad uncertainties of touring original material, playing Motown classics in a hotel ballroom is usually a steady gig. Los Angeles Times, "Coronavirus canceled wedding season. So what’s a wedding singer to do?," 28 Apr. 2020 Draft days would occur a day after the last regular-season games in a hotel ballroom. Calvin Watkins, Dallas News, "As NFL preps for virtual draft, Gil Brandt remembers how the Cowboys were the founding fathers of digital innovation," 20 Apr. 2020 The accord was signed by U.S. and Taliban negotiators side by side in a luxury hotel ballroom in a scene once all but unthinkable. Anchorage Daily News, "US and Taliban sign accord to end war in Afghanistan, draw down American forces," 1 Mar. 2020 In a crowded ballroom at the Galt House, Pollio outlined a road map to address remaining challenges and pushed leaders to back Kentucky's largest district's quest to fund them. Olivia Krauth, The Courier-Journal, "In annual address, Marty Pollio touts JCPS' progress, but confronts challenges ahead," 26 Feb. 2020 In a nearby ballroom, dozens of reporters hovered over typewriters, eyeing the clock. Sam Walker, WSJ, "The Making of the Iowa Caucuses: 20 Minutes That Changed History," 7 Feb. 2020 In a basement ballroom, Allen moves through his media responsibilities. Zach Osterman, Indianapolis Star, "Insider: How Indiana football put together its best season in 25 years," 1 Jan. 2020 At the conference, held in San Francisco in July, the group convened an emergency town hall meeting, where the board sat in a hotel ballroom and listened to outrage and confusion from its members. Damian Garde, STAT, "A new treatment promises to make little people taller. Is it an insult to ‘dwarf pride’?," 18 Nov. 2019

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1719, in the meaning defined above

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“Ballroom.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jun. 2020.

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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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