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 Entering it feels like stumbling into a Victorian drawing room. Washington Post, 16 July 2021 Not quite a hotel and much more than a home rental, this is an ‘exclusive-stay’ house, with seven suites, a drawing room, terrace and dining-room-pantry. Angelina Villa-clarke, Forbes, 27 June 2021 The Clintons brought most of their furniture with them and some of it appears in the third-floor Central Hall, which functions like a double drawing room. Mary Elizabeth Andriotis, House Beautiful, 25 June 2021 Other features of the house include a grand drawing room, library, reception hall, cinema, gym and billiard room. Laurie Werner, Forbes, 31 May 2021 That plucky vulnerability would perfectly translate to a drawing room murder mystery. Vulture Editors, Vulture, 2 Apr. 2021 In the mansion, the Fragonards are installed — even swaddled and segregated — in a wonderful Rococo drawing room, with attendant panels over doors and next to windows. Jerry Saltz, Vulture, 18 Mar. 2021 Masterpieces command a drawing room that is very much as Frick left it. Peter Schjeldahl, The New Yorker, 8 Feb. 2021 In the drawing room, meanwhile, visitors will hear recordings of pianoforte pieces that the Austens would have played in that very room. Ted Scheinman, Smithsonian Magazine, 14 Dec. 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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22 Jul 2021

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“Drawing room.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/drawing%20room. Accessed 30 Jul. 2021.

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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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