pleasure dome

noun

Definition of pleasure dome

: a place of pleasurable entertainment or recreation : resort

Examples of pleasure dome in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Not to be left behind, Steve Ballmer, the former Microsoft chief and owner of the rival Los Angeles Clippers, is seeking to build a $1 billion pleasure dome of his own in Inglewood, Calif. Alex Williams, New York Times, "Why Don’t Rich People Just Stop Working?," 18 Oct. 2019 Pro football, born on the muddy fields of Canton, Dayton and Decatur, now plays out in billion-dollar pleasure domes across the country, and even overseas. SI.com, "100 Photos From a Century of Football," 28 Aug. 2019 Texas Stadium was the starting point for all the pleasure domes with caste system seating in all the Xanadus that followed. Bill Livingston, cleveland.com, "Ohio State-USC: The Yellow Rose Bowl is not your father's Cotton Bowl -- Bill Livingston (photos)," 26 Dec. 2017 This year, the Falcons are breaking in a pleasure dome priced at $1.5 billion. Tom Krasovic, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Another red-and-black team worth San Diego's affection?," 6 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of pleasure dome

1816, in the meaning defined above

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23 Nov 2019

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“Pleasure dome.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pleasure%20dome. Accessed 13 December 2019.

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