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[bawl-room, -roo m] /ˈbɔlˌrum, -ˌrʊm/
a large room, as in a hotel or resort, with a polished floor for dancing.
Origin of ballroom
1730-40; ball2 + room Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for ballroom
  • It also has the world's biggest ballroom and a perfectly humungous shopping centre.
  • 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.
  • At times, she was said to have been acting strangely, skipping around a ballroom and doing handstands near the hotel pool.
  • Then he integrated ballet and ballroom dance into his style.
  • In their return to the ballroom the stars seized their big shots.
  • Since the hotel expects to host plenty of social and corporate events, the ballroom is designed to impress guests.
British Dictionary definitions for ballroom


/ˈbɔːlˌruːm; -ˌrʊm/
a large hall for dancing
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for ballroom

1736, from ball (n.2) + room (n.). Ballroom dancing is attested by 1872.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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