dressing table


Definition of dressing table 

: a table often fitted with drawers and a mirror in front of which one sits while dressing and grooming oneself

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Meanwhile, at Arch 389, tucked under a Victorian arched pavilion, a collection of vendors specialize in vintage, one-of-a-kind furnishings from midcentury dressing tables to Tiffany-color glass lamps. Sahar Khan, Vogue, "A Guide to London’s Eclectic Markets (And What to Buy at Each)," 13 Dec. 2017 Vintage Gio Ponti vanity dressing table, 1stdibs Gallery at 200 Lex, 200 Lexington Avenue, 10th floor, New York, N.Y., (646) 293-6633. New York Times, "Enamel Adds a New Shine to Small Accessories," 4 Oct. 2017 Fairy lights and a princess dressing table keep things suitably girly. Ruth Bloomfield, WSJ, "A Renovation Creates an Escape for Mom and Dad," 6 July 2017

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1668, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of dressing table

: a table often with drawers and a mirror in front of which you sit while dressing, putting on makeup, etc.

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