drawing room


Definition of drawing room

1a : a formal reception room
b : a private room on a railroad passenger car with three berths and an enclosed toilet
2 : a formal reception

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The main house includes a formal sitting room with a fireplace, a drawing room, living and family rooms, a library, a dining room and a large kitchen. Katherine Clarke, WSJ, "Jackie O’s Compound on Martha’s Vineyard Hits Market for $65 Million," 27 June 2019 The five-bedroom main residence boasts a library, fireplace, drawing room, living room, family room, dining room and even a chef's kitchen with professional-grade appliances. Allen Kim, CNN, "Jackie Kennedy's Martha's Vineyard estate is on sale for $65 million," 28 June 2019 Alas, nothing remains in situ of Fersen’s furnishings and objets d’art, although historic photographs blown up large and displayed in the vaulted drawing room give a sense of its crowded fin de siècle glamour. Hamish Bowles, Vogue, "Exploring Villa Lysis, an Aesthete’s Retreat in Capri," 28 June 2018 Alessandro Michele’s office at the Gucci Hub in Milan resembles one of the many iterations of Auntie Mame’s Beekman Place drawing room. Hamish Bowles, Vogue, "Inside the Wild World of Gucci’s Alessandro Michele," 15 Apr. 2019 The reception hall on the ground floor connects three rooms: the drawing room straight ahead, with views of the lake from twin bow windows; a dining room on the left, which fits a table that can seat up to 14; and a family room, also on the left. Roxana Popescu, New York Times, "House Hunting in … Ireland," 14 Feb. 2018 An entry foyer features a dramatic circular staircase leading up to a 32-foot-long drawing room that overlooks the garden and the East River. Katherine Clarke, WSJ, "Estate of Heinz Heiress Lists Sutton Place Townhouse for $21 Million," 5 Sep. 2018 Demonstrations of his physical prowess, famed in the open air, were unwelcome in refined drawing rooms . . David S. Reynolds, WSJ, "‘Becoming Lincoln’ Review: The Center That Held," 15 Feb. 2019 There's also a beautiful staircase leading to a 32-foot drawing room, with long windows that overlook the garden, as well. Maya Mcdowell, House Beautiful, "The 1920s New York Mansion of the Vanderbilts Is for Sale," 2 Feb. 2019

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First Known Use of drawing room

1642, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for drawing room

short for withdrawing room

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The first known use of drawing room was in 1642

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English Language Learners Definition of drawing room

formal + old-fashioned : a formal room that is used for spending time with guests or relaxing

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Kids Definition of drawing room

: a formal room for entertaining company

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