pleasure dome


: a place of pleasurable entertainment or recreation : resort

Examples of pleasure dome in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Degas, two years younger, took slightly longer to develop his grittier vision of Paris as a pleasure dome full of cafes, concert halls, racetracks and nighttime frolics. Tobias Grey, WSJ, 17 Mar. 2023 It’s been an unbelievable experience to step into the pleasure dome. Ryan Parker, The Hollywood Reporter, 2 Feb. 2022 From the south, there’s San Diego, a militarized pleasure dome that has quite effectively obscured obscene inequality with sunshine, sand, and SeaWorld. Scott W. Stern, The New Republic, 6 Feb. 2023 But this New Year’s Eve, the party in the sparkly pleasure dome on the 38th floor will expand to include the 39th floor, which has another lounge area and a rooftop that features heated tents. Brian Josephs, New York Times, 31 Dec. 2022 One thing that does, work, however, in this stately pleasure dome is the music. Joe Lynch, Billboard, 11 Aug. 2022 This psychedelic pleasure dome is hidden in plain sight, just off the Las Vegas Strip. Michael Goldstein, Forbes, 14 Apr. 2022 Oh, the madness of the pleasure dome made of 1,500 panels of glass. Los Angeles Times, 24 Sep. 2021 The doomed pleasure dome was redesigned, repainted, and rechristened American Dream — and voilà, a polychrome elephant was turned into a white one. Justin Davidson, Curbed, 16 June 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1816, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pleasure dome was in 1816

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“Pleasure dome.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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