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 School does offer access to a darkroom for developing film. Ellen Dong, oregonlive, 7 Aug. 2022 Traditional African art represents a social project, while American contemporary art embodies a more solitary pursuit, with the artist at work alone in the studio and darkroom. Christopher Knight, Los Angeles Times, 28 July 2022 The preternatural level of detail on view, and its glorious range of grays and blacks, require negatives the size of a man’s hand, a tripod as big as a sapling, lens filters and an advanced darkroom technique. New York Times, 28 July 2022 Bored students at most schools don’t have access to the resources at Buxton, where a small music studio, photo lab with darkroom, and ceramics workshop are open at night and on weekends. Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, 16 July 2022 Even then, Paramount was processing thousands of rolls a night, but my father went into a darkroom by himself and attempted to recover the negative. Frederick N. Rasmussen, Baltimore Sun, 23 May 2022 Working in his darkroom with as many as seven enlargers, each holding a different negative, Mr. Uelsmann moved a sheet of photographic paper from enlarger to enlarger. New York Times, 13 Apr. 2022 The combination of a box camera and a small home darkroom leads to a lot more knowledge than a cellphone camera and editing software. Washington Post, 10 May 2022 In the uncertain months that followed, Davis retreated to the darkroom that sits just outside his front door. Evangeline Barrosse, Los Angeles Times, 30 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of darkroom

1841, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of darkroom was in 1841

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11 Aug 2022

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“Darkroom.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/darkroom. Accessed 14 Aug. 2022.

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More Definitions for darkroom


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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