dressing room


Definition of dressing room

: a room used chiefly for dressing especially : a room in a theater for changing costumes and makeup

Examples of dressing room in a Sentence

He waited in his dressing room until it was time for him to appear on stage.

Recent Examples on the Web

Sitting rooms, dual bathrooms and dressing rooms comprise the full-floor master suite. Los Angeles Times, "Steelers part owner Thomas Tull sells Thousand Oaks compound for a record $35 million," 19 July 2019 Carroll, an advice columnist with Elle magazine, claims in a new memoir she was attacked by Trump in a lingerie department dressing room at Bergdorf Goodman, a fancy Fifth Avenue store, in late 1995 or early 1996. Heather Timmons, Quartz, "Update: All 18 women who have accused Donald Trump of sexual misconduct," 24 June 2019 Expecting a bare-bones dressing room, Lynn found herself surrounded by more than a few of Elton’s favorite things. Vance Muse, Houston Chronicle, "Houston socialite Lynn Wyatt recalls her times hanging out with friend Elton John," 14 June 2019 A few days ago, the writer E. Jean Carroll alleged in New York magazine that Trump raped her in a Bergdorf Goodman dressing room 23 years ago. Josephine Livingstone, The New Republic, "The Death of Taboo," 27 June 2019 In the two cramped dressing rooms, an hour before the pageant was set to begin, the scene vacillated between a petting zoo and a Sephora counter. Rachel Syme, New York Times, "The Real Dog Moms of New York City," 14 June 2019 DiBella had Rolls switch his fight night dressing room Wednesday and will be in the same dressing room that Ruiz occupied last week. Arash Markazi, latimes.com, "Dodgers fans should enjoy phenomenal start before worrying about postseason," 5 June 2019 Not long after taking over, Berube removed the standings board in the Blues’ dressing room. Ben Shpigel, New York Times, "St. Louis Blues Claim the Stanley Cup, Ending a 52-Year Wait," 12 June 2019 Jennette Kruszka, director of marketing and PR for Kleinfeld's, says that previously, the VIP dressing rooms were simple and functional, decorated with solid colors and few accessories—as to keep the focus on the bride. Maya Mcdowell, House Beautiful, "Wayfair Registry Teamed up with Kleinfeld Bridal to Revamp Two of the VIP Dressing Rooms," 19 Feb. 2019

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First Known Use of dressing room

1662, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of dressing room

: a room where performers, actors, etc., can change their clothes

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