composing room


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 And running to the composing room at deadline, and below, in the subbasements, the great printing presses rolling. John Kass,, "So long, Tribune Tower," 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,, "Charles Downey, former Times-Picayune employee, dies at 74," 1 June 2018

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First Known Use of composing room

1737, in the meaning defined above

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“Composing room.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2020.

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