[bawl-room, -room]
a large room, as in a hotel or resort, with a polished floor for dancing.

1730–40; ball2 + room Unabridged
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ballroom (ˈbɔːlˌruːm, -ˌrʊm)
a large hall for dancing

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Word Origin & History

1736, from ball (2) + room. Ballroom dancing is attested by 1894.
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Example sentences
It also has the world's biggest ballroom and a perfectly humungous shopping
Tables were arranged in a huge square around the perimeter of the hotel's main
  ballroom, with an auctioneer at the head.
The grand ballroom was a sea of formal evening wear: white ties, tails, and
  elegant gowns.
Every word, every twitch transfixed the packed ballroom.
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