composing room

noun

: 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 Doggett’s father John Smith worked at the Palladium-Item for 40 years in the composing room and public relations. The Enquirer, 23 Feb. 2024 Gary’s father was a Journal pressman and his grandfather arranged lead type in the Journal composing room. George Stanley, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 16 May 2022 My father, Kevin O’Leary, worked in the Globe composing room almost his entire career, first as a linotype operator and later as a paste-up artist. BostonGlobe.com, 13 May 2022 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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Word History

First Known Use

1737, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of composing room was in 1737

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“Composing room.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/composing%20room. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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