drawing room


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

Examples of drawing room in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But nothing could change Charlotte’s luck, not even having co-owner Rick Schnall in the drawing room viewing the proceedings for the first time since taking a larger stake in the franchise in August. Roderick Boone, Charlotte Observer, 12 May 2024 Interestingly enough, a large photo of model Kate Moss and not Ms. Delavigne graces the drawing room. Emma Reynolds, Robb Report, 8 May 2024 In its climax, Ms. Sinha’s character sways through a crowd of party guests in her drawing room, toward her veranda, drink in hand. Mujib Mashal Atul Loke, New York Times, 1 May 2024 Shortly before the cameras are scheduled to roll, the interviewer, Emily Maitlis (Gillian Anderson), arrives at a drawing room in Buckingham Palace. Rebecca Mead, The New Yorker, 4 Apr. 2024 Garden Lodge in Kensington, west London, was home to the Queen front man for 11 years, and boasts features including a Japanese sitting room, a double height drawing room, a bar/library and a music center. Catherine Nicholls, CNN, 27 Feb. 2024 The Palace Holds Movie Nights for Its Staff As Maitlis collected her things to leave Buckingham Palace after the interview, the drawing room was being transformed into a movie theater for the staff — and a woman invited her to stay. Stephanie Petit, Peoplemag, 5 Apr. 2024 In early 2024, Regent Hong Kong opened Qura Bar, a whimsical establishment with a drawing room, bar, dining lounge, and cigar spaces. Susmita Baral, Travel + Leisure, 29 Mar. 2024 Eager for her expensive and refined taste to be immortalized on canvas, Iselin instructed a maid to follow her into the drawing room carrying an armful of her best Parisian frocks. Leah Dolan, CNN, 1 Mar. 2024

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Word History


short for withdrawing room

First Known Use

1791, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Time Traveler
The first known use of drawing room was in 1791

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“Drawing room.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/drawing%20room. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

drawing room

: a formal room for entertaining company

shortened from withdrawing room "a room one can go to to be alone"

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