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 Or opening my dressing room without a glove on and then going to go grab my book. Hannah Dylan Pasternak, SELF, "My Bedtime Routine: Extreme Skin Care, ‘The Kissing Booth,’ and Glennon Doyle," 9 Sep. 2020 The Beatles were cooling their Cuban boot heels in a dressing room inside a North London theater under siege by fans in January 1964. Steve Dougherty, PEOPLE.com, "50 Years After The Beatles Split, PEOPLE Celebrates the Band in a Special Edition," 3 Sep. 2020 In temples of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the dressing room is a place of quiet expectation. The Salt Lake Tribune, "Jana Riess: I’m loving the LDS Church’s new online temple prayer roll system," 27 Aug. 2020 As Nathan MacKinnon buzzed around the ice, and the Avalanche dominated offensive zone time, Khudobin made 19 first-period saves, escorting the Stars to the dressing room down just one goal instead of a handful. Matthew Defranks, Dallas News, "Anton Khudobin’s stellar performance in Game 2 shouldn’t be overlooked in Stars’ win over Avalanche," 25 Aug. 2020 The defenseman grabbed his face, which was bleeding, and immediately headed to the dressing room. Mike Brehm, USA TODAY, "Vancouver Canucks defenseman Alex Edler leaves game after face is cut by skate," 20 Aug. 2020 In the postfight dressing room, fresh feelings rushed in. Bryce Miller Columnist, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Column: Memories of father fuel 25th anniversary of Paul Vaden’s world boxing title," 9 Aug. 2020 Hellin stroked his hair tenderly as Sid passed out on a bench in our dressing room. Longreads, "Violence Girl," 10 Aug. 2020 Vaden sat in his dressing room before the voices of Steve Albert, Bobby Czyz and Dr. Ferdie Pacheco began the national broadcast. Bryce Miller Columnist, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Column: Memories of father fuel 25th anniversary of Paul Vaden’s world boxing title," 9 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of dressing room

1662, in the meaning defined above

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12 Sep 2020

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“Dressing room.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dressing%20room. Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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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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