writing desk


Definition of writing desk

: a desk that often has a sloping top for writing on also : a portable case that contains writing materials and has a surface for writing

Examples of writing desk in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Across from my writing desk there is a framed black and white photo: Four young Leimert Park poets sit front row at the Watts Towers watching a panel of four alumni of the Watts Writer’s Workshop. Michael Datcher, Los Angeles Times, 14 Apr. 2022 Distinctive elements: Italian writing desk; taxidermy animals; hide over rug; antiqued mirror map art. Lennie Omalza, The Courier-Journal, 31 Mar. 2022 Clay's dueling pistols, trunk, writing desk, and collection of canes. Applause! Lennie Omalza, The Courier-Journal, 14 Apr. 2022 At the house, which is now a museum, Camilla viewed a first edition of Pride and Prejudice, Austen's writing desk, and critically, the shirt Colin Firth wore as Mr. Darcy in the 1995 miniseries Pride and Prejudice. Emily Burack, Town & Country, 7 Apr. 2022 The main house has four #cottagecore rooms, each furnished with a writing desk and comfortable chair, and access to high-speed Internet. Washington Post, 9 Mar. 2022 In a study glowing with golden light, Christian Lee Cones sits at a writing desk, quill in hand. Claire Rafford, The Indianapolis Star, 4 Mar. 2022 My room had all the trappings of a boutique hotel: an en-suite bathroom with a Jacuzzi tub, a retro Smeg mini fridge, a writing desk, and a coffee machine. Sophie Dodd, Travel + Leisure, 8 Feb. 2022 Gerber sits for much of the play surrounded by her poems at a small writing desk that Lamb’s production team director Nathan Peirson built as an exact replica of Dickinson’s original desk. San Diego Union-Tribune, 11 Oct. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of writing desk

1611, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of writing desk was in 1611

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15 May 2022

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“Writing desk.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/writing%20desk. Accessed 20 May. 2022.

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