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

Examples of dressing table in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Glistening jewelry and the perfume bottle that lends the work its title reflect off a smooth dressing table, like sun on quiet water. Samantha Baskind, Smithsonian Magazine, 12 Aug. 2021 Antique furniture – such as a yellow chinoiserie dressing table found in Eliza’s room and chests used to house bathroom sinks – have been thoughtfully placed. Angelina Villa-clarke, Forbes, 27 June 2021 Bhatty recalls seeing rose water everywhere — on her mom's dressing table and in the fridge — from a young age. Sarah Han, Allure, 15 Apr. 2021 The idea of the dressing table, or vanity, can be traced back to ancient Egypt in the form of cedar boxes and hand mirrors that were found buried with pharaohs. Christian Vasquez, Dallas News, 11 Feb. 2021 This room contains a love seat by the starboard window, two end tables, a davenport-style triple seat that converts into berths, a combination dressing table and writing desk, a folding washstand cabinet, an occasional chair and a coffee table. Popular Mechanics Editors, Popular Mechanics, 30 Oct. 2020 On the dressing table were bottles of nail varnish, face lotion, pots of cream, and boxes of powder. Michael Hofmann, Harper's Magazine, 27 Oct. 2020 An unanticipated problem was encountered, check back soon and try again Jennifer Lopez is bringing some serious competition to the 2020 Golden Globes best dressed table. Jen Juneau, PEOPLE.com, 6 Jan. 2020 Armchair, dressing table, mirror, lamp, homeowners'. House Beautiful, 13 Mar. 2014

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First Known Use of dressing table

1668, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of dressing table was in 1668

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21 Aug 2021

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“Dressing table.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dressing%20table. Accessed 28 Sep. 2021.

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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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