Definitions for ballroomˈbɔlˌrum, -ˌrʊm

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ball•roomˈbɔlˌrum, -ˌrʊm(n.)

  1. a room for dancing.

Origin of ballroom:

1730–40

Princeton's WordNet

  1. ballroom, dance hall, dance palace(noun)

    large room used mainly for dancing

Wiktionary

  1. ballroom(Noun)

    A large room used for dancing.

  2. ballroom(Noun)

    A type of elegant dance

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ballroom(noun)

    a room for balls or dancing

Freebase

  1. Ballroom

    A ballroom is a large room inside a building, the designated purpose of which is holding large formal parties called balls. Traditionally, most balls were held in private residences; many mansions contain one or more ballrooms. In other large houses, a large room such as the main drawing room, long gallery, or hall may double as a ballroom, but a good ballroom should have the right type of flooring, such as hardwood flooring or stone flooring. Ballrooms are generally quite large, and may have ceilings higher than other rooms in the same building. The large amount of space for dancing, as well as the highly formal tone of events have given rise to ballroom dancing. The largest balls are now nearly always held in public buildings, and many hotels have a ballroom. They are also designed large to help the sound of orchestras carry well throughout the whole room. A special case is the annual Vienna Opera Ball, where, just for one night, the auditorium of the Vienna State Opera is turned into a large ballroom. On the eve of the event, the rows of seats are removed from the stalls, and a new floor, level with the stage, is built.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

ballroom(adjective)

a large room for a formal dance.

ballroom dancing.

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