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

James designed the original building as well as a 1970s addition that added a large master bedroom suite with dressing room, full bath, and sliders out to a deck that frames Mount Monadnock through its windows. Megan Barber, Curbed, "Midcentury modern on 135 acres asks $1.2M," 29 Nov. 2018 Desperately poor, with no formal schooling, many were lured into prostitution by the predatory cigar-smoking men in black who Degas depicts lurking around the foyer, studio and dressing rooms of the opera house. Moira Hodgson, WSJ, "‘Little Dancer Aged Fourteen’ Review: Rat-Girl of the Paris Opera," 16 Nov. 2018 The royal family had been a little too trusting once with their choice of dressing room for the actor. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "Ian McKellen Admits He and Judi Dench Were Up to No Good at Buckingham Palace During a Dinner with Queen Elizabeth," 14 Nov. 2018 Lewandowski and Bandza, on the advice of a friend who’s a veteran of many Glitter Sales, each came wearing leggings and a tanktop, all the better to try on dresses and shirts in the aisle because there are no dressing rooms. Dominic Gates, The Seattle Times, "Fun, silly and fabulous at the Goodwill Glitter Sale," 10 Nov. 2018 There’s a cameraman stationed in every corner of the small white tent functioning as Wilson’s dressing room, each awkwardly contorting his body to get a wide enough angle in the compact space. Olivia Horn, Vogue, "At Afropunk, H.E.R. Rules the Stage with Sunglasses, Space Buns, and a Feminist Message," 27 Aug. 2018 There's a two-story master suite with two marble tubs and two dressing rooms. Maria Carter, Country Living, "A 12-Bedroom Cottage That Once Belonged to the Carnegies is for Sale," 20 Aug. 2015 Other backstage rooms have to be reconfigured as dress rooms. Christopher Arnott, courant.com, "New Kids Company Populates 'Oliver!' At Goodspeed," 3 July 2018 Long wings on each side hold his and her sinks and dressing rooms, a total of 28 feet long. Judy Rose, Detroit Free Press, "Modern addition gives this 90-year-old Birmingham home a dramatic flair," 29 June 2018

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First Known Use of dressing room

1662, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of dressing room was in 1662

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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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