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 So here’s a simple point-and-shoot to recall the glamour of the darkroom. Stephanie Cain, Fortune, 12 June 2021 At the same time, the photographer Willie Ford Jr. assembled a darkroom using scrap materials from local businesses. Melissa Smith, New York Times, 1 June 2021 The clip takes place in a photography darkroom, with glowing red light and prints developing in tubs of acid. Claire Shaffer, Rolling Stone, 22 Apr. 2021 Bey’s photographs, after all, are knowing inventions, the product of darkroom trickery. Washington Post, 21 Apr. 2021 The community has a gallery, a meeting space, an art library, a photography workshop and darkroom, and a computer graphics workshop. Jessica Gelt, Los Angeles Times, 21 Apr. 2021 Instead, Katrina took the camp and everything in it, including all my darkroom gear and a small box of negatives from early in this project. New York Times, 8 Feb. 2021 Their meeting led to a scholarship to the Design Laboratory for Mr. Fernandez and a job running the darkroom at the Parsons School of Design. Sam Roberts, New York Times, 3 Mar. 2021 At the time, Wilkins was kicking off the nonprofit organization which hosts exhibitions and offers educational programs and affordable darkroom access for local photographers. Anne Nickoloff, cleveland, 2 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of darkroom

1841, in the meaning defined above

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24 Jun 2021

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“Darkroom.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/darkroom. Accessed 24 Jun. 2021.

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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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