drawing room

noun

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 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 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

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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

noun

English Language Learners Definition of drawing room

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

drawing room

noun

Kids Definition of drawing room

: a formal room for entertaining company

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