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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Gorgeous drawing rooms with log fires, books and more books, a spa to come. Victoria Mather, A-LIST, "India Files: the Princely Grandeur of Rajasthan," 20 June 2018 In the aftermath of the French, American and Industrial Revolutions, a newly rich clientele clamored for the ultimate drawing room accessory to emphasize their entry into high society. Cath Pound, New York Times, "When the Old Masters Were the P.R. Agents of the Rich and Powerful," 14 Mar. 2018 The two new hilltop suites will shortly have plunge pools and a airy drawing room has been built, overlooking the lake, with a wall of foliage and falling water that provides natural air conditioning. Victoria Mather, A-LIST, "India Files: the Princely Grandeur of Rajasthan," 20 June 2018 The main entry, on the ground level, opens to a drawing room anchored by a fireplace with a decorative wood mantel. Vivian Marino, New York Times, "House Hunting in … England," 13 June 2018 As for the common areas: a media room makes up the first floor, and above that the dining room and kitchen, then a drawing room on the third level. Lauren Ro, Curbed, "Here’s your chance to live in a gothic tower," 12 June 2018 Stephen Rosato and Jim Jordan now call this sleek, polished house their salon, as in a parlor or drawing room. Judy Rose, Detroit Free Press, "Indian Village home with gardens, koi pond is groomed to the gills," 19 May 2018 Gone are the napkins tortured into swans and the postprandial triage that shunted women to the drawing room while men dealt business. Ligaya Mishan, New York Times, "Mastering the Art of the Tense Dinner Party," 1 Mar. 2018 And as Lindsay might say, such things are best left unsaid, as one sips coffee in the drawing room. Rachel Syme, The New Republic, "Picnic at Hanging Rock," 22 May 2018

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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

: 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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