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tiring room

noun, Archaic.
a dressing room, especially in a theater.
Origin of tiring room
1615-25; aphetic variant of attiring room Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • And she hurried away to her tiring-room to don her finest raiment.

    A German Pompadour Marie Hay
  • Shape is a term borrowed from the tiring-room of the theatres.

  • We have a glimpse into the ladies' tiring-room, where, like bright-winged birds, they are pluming themselves for flight.

    From the Easy Chair, series 3 George William Curtis
  • The stage and the actors' tiring-room behind it were under a roof of thatch.

    A Gentleman Player Robert Neilson Stephens
  • When Nick came out of the tiring-room and found the master-player come, he knew not what to say or do.

    Master Skylark John Bennett
  • Carew and the manager had gone into the tiring-room behind the stage.

    Master Skylark John Bennett
  • The characteristics of the "tiring-room" have always presented themselves in a ludicrous light to the ordinary observer.

    A Book of the Play Dutton Cook
  • Master Carew and the manager had not come out of the tiring-room.

    Master Skylark John Bennett
  • He turned on his heel, entered his tiring-room and closed the door, none too gently.

    Mistress Nell George C. Hazelton, Jr.
  • He therefore brought back to mind the brief passage in the tiring-room.

    A Gentleman Player Robert Neilson Stephens
British Dictionary definitions for tiring-room

tiring room

(archaic) a dressing room in a theatre
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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