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

Examples of drawing room in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The rooms, which are on display on the first floor in the Richelieu wing, and include a formal state dining room and a gilded drawing room, are prime examples of the elaborate, 18th-century rococo aesthetic. Betsy Blumenthal, Condé Nast Traveler, "13 Things You Didn’t Know About the Louvre," 18 May 2020 In 1887, a vestibule was inaugurated which allowed smooth access from one carriage to another and led to such delights as the drawing room and the smoking room, aromatic with domesticity. Anthony Lane, The New Yorker, "The Enduring Romance of the Night Train," 4 May 2020 An empty bank lobby becomes the drawing room of a postindustrial castle. Kyle Chayka, The New Republic, "The Minimized Life," 15 May 2020 The ground-floor apartment features four bedrooms, four bathrooms, a drawing room with high ceilings, and a kitchen with a mezzanine study above it. Isabel Garcia, House Beautiful, "A Luxury Apartment in the Mansion From Four Weddings and a Funeral Is on the Market for $3.1 Million," 6 Apr. 2020 Designed by Gage Williams, the upstairs-downstairs set evokes a tweedy Old Money Tudor retreat, complete with a library, balcony and drawing room. Laura Demarco, cleveland, "Great Lakes Theater’s ‘Sleuth’ at Playhouse Square a winning, wickedly fun thriller (review)," 21 Feb. 2020 The drawing room, with a coffered ceiling and a fireplace inlaid with dark green marble, overlooks the Atlantic Ocean. Emily Nonko, WSJ, "House of the Year, Second Place: A Private Island Escape in South Carolina," 29 Jan. 2020 Danny first sees Andrea admiring the portraits of the house’s original owners that still hang in its ornate drawing room. BostonGlobe.com, "jiyeun kang for the boston globe," 20 Sep. 2019 Raymond Chandler praised Dashiell Hammett for taking crime fiction out of the drawing rooms and into the streets. Richard Lipez, Washington Post, "Five new thrillers and mysteries to help escape reality — or see it in another light," 17 Feb. 2020

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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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“Drawing room.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/drawing%20room. Accessed 7 Aug. 2020.

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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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