composing room

noun

Definition of composing room

: the department in a printing office where typesetting and related operations are performed

Examples of composing room in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web He was later promoted to chief makeup editor, and worked in the composing room at the paper’s North Calvert Street building until retiring in 1987. Frederick N. Rasmussen, baltimoresun.com, 10 Jan. 2022 As news editor, typically a high-ranking position overseeing story selection, copy editing and page design, Gregory had the ability to move comfortably from the newsroom to the composing room to the circulation department. John Pope, NOLA.com, 15 Jan. 2021 The father of UMass president Martin T. Meehan worked in the composing room of the Lowell Sun newspaper for 43 years and looked just like Carroll O’Connor, the actor who played Archie. David M. Shribman, BostonGlobe.com, 9 Jan. 2021 And running to the composing room at deadline, and below, in the subbasements, the great printing presses rolling. John Kass, chicagotribune.com, 7 June 2018 Charles Lyn Downey, who worked in The Times-Picayune's composing room for 47 years, died May 23 of multiple myeloma at Passages Hospice & Sanctuary in New Orleans. John Pope, NOLA.com, 1 June 2018

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First Known Use of composing room

1737, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of composing room was in 1737

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13 Jan 2022

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“Composing room.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/composing%20room. Accessed 23 Jan. 2022.

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