Meaning of “ballroom” in the English Dictionary

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"ballroom" in British English

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ballroomnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈbɔːl.ruːm/ /ˈbɔːl.rʊm/ us /ˈbɑːl.ruːm/ /ˈbɑːl.rʊm/

Examples from literature

  • At back double doors open into a corridor which leads to the ballroom. 
  • But he is quite a young gentleman, and has doubtless had more experience in ballrooms than in bombarded cities. 
  • But there was also dancing in the ballroom. 
  • Round and round the ballroom went the seventeen struggling little couples of the Friday Afternoon Dancing Class. 
  • Soon dinner was over, and the guests began to stray by twos and threes to the ballroom. 
  • The walls and the ceiling of the great ballroom were of thick but transparent glass. 

(Definition of “ballroom” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"ballroom" in American English

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ballroomnoun [ C ]

us /ˈbɔlˌrum, -ˌrʊm/

a large room that is used for dancing or other activities

(Definition of “ballroom” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)