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 family is said to gather in the red drawing room at 6 p.m., where gifts have been secretly laid out for each family member. Roxanne Adamiyatt, Town & Country, "What Meghan Markle Can Expect From the Annual Royal Family Gift Exchange," 15 Dec. 2018 Afternoon tea and accompanying sandwiches are still served on a daily basis in the pink-and-green-adorned drawing room of the main clubhouse, which also features a resident Amazon parrot named Alonso. Sam Dangremond, Town & Country, "How Bermuda's Legendary Coral Beach & Tennis Club Is Welcoming a New Crowd," 24 Aug. 2018 Occasionally the exhaustive list of details reads like a catalog, as we are told what the interiors of elevators looked like, and how the washrooms in private train cars or the drawing room of a Vanderbilt yacht were furnished. Anne De Courcy, WSJ, "‘What Would Mrs. Astor Do?’ Review: The Arbitress of the Gilded Age," 29 Nov. 2018 Not to be missed: the Art Tea, served in the grand drawing room, which riffs on the hotel’s extensive collection of 19th- and 20th-century Irish paintings. Amy Tara Koch, Condé Nast Traveler, "How to Plan a Family Trip to Ireland," 12 July 2018 The drawing room of designer Julian Chichester's West London house is always one of the most popular rooms on ELLEDECOR.com. Olivia Rassow, ELLE Decor, "Interior Elements: What's Your Favorite Part Of This Room?," 7 Apr. 2014 Kimberley French/Twentieth Century Fox In his 1944 play No Exit, the French existentialist thinker Jean-Paul Sartre trapped three strangers together in a drawing room and called it hell. Alissa Wilkinson, Vox, "Bad Times at the El Royale turns a once-glamorous hotel into purgatory, with mixed results," 3 Oct. 2018 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

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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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