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.

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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 The ground floor also has a bathroom, two dressing rooms, a laundry room, ample storage space and a garage. New York Times, "House Hunting in … Italy," 27 June 2018 Wearing t-shirts bearing the club's emblem the mob invaded Sporting's training ground on Tuesday and went on the rampage, terrorising players and personnel and vandalising dressing rooms. Afp, chicagotribune.com, "Sporting CP to play Portuguese final despite gang attack," 16 May 2018 Pasadena police are searching for a suspect who allegedly took photos of several women in two different store dressing rooms in March. Dana Burke, Houston Chronicle, "Suspect allegedly photographed several women in Pasadena dressing rooms," 7 May 2018 Meanwhile, performers enjoy dressing rooms built around rock formations. Christopher Reynolds, latimes.com, "Sitting in the palm of nature: The unique energy — and performances — of Colorado's Red Rocks Amphitheatre," 12 July 2018 Comedian Chelsea Handler made a veiled reference to accusations that Trump would enter contestants’ dressing rooms when he was affiliated with the organization. Katherine Nails, Philly.com, "Contestants commend, criticize Miss America's swimsuit elimination," 6 June 2018 Stairs from one of the two dressing rooms lead to the tower with redwood ceiling joists and a Douglas fir floor. Janet Eastman, OregonLive.com, "Portland price breaker: Storied mansion sells for $7 million (photos)," 19 Feb. 2018

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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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