dark·​room | \ ˈdärk-ˌrüm How to pronounce darkroom (audio) , -ˌru̇m \

Definition of darkroom

: a room with no light or with a safelight for developing light-sensitive photographic materials

Examples of darkroom in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web These nanoparticles are photosensitive, resembling the silver chloride contact printing paper still used in today's darkrooms. Courtney Linder, Popular Mechanics, "After 172 Years, We Now Know How the First Color Photograph Was Made," 1 Apr. 2020 Lyons found healing in the darkroom, bringing images to life in trays of restorative chemicals. Vincent T. Davis, ExpressNews.com, "Photographer’s portraits display San Antonio’s diverse population," 17 Feb. 2020 Technical skills and a knowledge of f-stops, exposure, and shutter speeds, and the use of a darkroom, have been replaced by smart phones, apps, and computer screens. Eric Dusenbery, al, "Meet 5 Alabama artists embracing tactile arts in a digital world," 23 Dec. 2019 Hours in a darkroom gave way to hours sifting through the thousands of photographs to find the best. Jr Radcliffe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "The first family of Green Bay Packers photography presents decades of iconic visuals in new book," 14 Nov. 2019 When the Civil War started, his use of a mobile studio and darkroom enabled vivid battlefield photographs that brought home the reality of war to the public. courant.com, "Community News For The South Windsor Edition," 1 Nov. 2019 Photos are converted into negatives and printed in black and white on silver gelatin paper using traditional photographic printing processes in the darkroom at Third Man Records headquarters and download higher resolution. Mitchell Peters, Billboard, "ACL Music Festival 2019: See the Best Artist & Fan Reactions on Social Media," 5 Oct. 2019 Officers approached the darkroom where Clarke was hiding, armed with their duty weapons. AZCentral.com, "Police shootings in Arizona," 22 Oct. 2019 Serious devotees still operate home darkrooms, but those aren’t a public resource. al, "Lights out: Mobile has new darkroom for B&W film fans," 18 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of darkroom

1841, in the meaning defined above

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“Darkroom.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/darkroom. Accessed 9 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of darkroom

: a room that is used for making photographs and that is lit with a special kind of red light


dark·​room | \ ˈdärk-ˌrüm How to pronounce darkroom (audio) , -ˌru̇m \

Kids Definition of darkroom

: a usually small dark room used in developing photographic plates and film

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