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dressing room

a room for use in getting dressed, especially one for performers backstage in a theater, television studio, etc.
Origin of dressing room
1665-75 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Carl could hear a rustling in the women's end of the dressing-room tent.

    The Trail of the Hawk Sinclair Lewis
  • We stirred briskly in the business from the moment we left our dressing-room.

    Tea Leaves Various
  • She was standing before the long cheval-glass in her dressing-room.

    A Dreadful Temptation Mrs. Alex. McVeigh Miller
  • She heard him come up to his dressing-room, and while he was still there, stole out and down.

    Beyond John Galsworthy
  • That's where all her thoughts were when John Galbraith halted her on the way to the dressing-room after the performance was over.

    The Real Adventure Henry Kitchell Webster
  • Roberts has come back from his dressing-room and is staring vacantly at Campbell.

    Evening Dress W. D. Howells
  • They pursue Kean to his dressing-room at the theatre; where, unluckily, the Ambassadress herself has taken refuge.

    The Paris Sketch Book of Mr. M. A. Titmarsh William Makepeace Thackeray
  • And with that she left him and went up to the dressing-room.

    The Bill-Toppers Andre Castaigne
  • She rustled across the floor, and tapped at the door of her husband's dressing-room.

    Mammon and Co. E. F. Benson
British Dictionary definitions for dressing-room

dressing room

(theatre) a room backstage for an actor to change clothing and to make up
any room used for changing clothes, such as one at a sports ground or off a bedroom
(in sport, esp soccer) a sense of camaraderie or team spirit
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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