- IPA: /ˈbɔːlɹuːm/, /ˈbɔːlɹʊm/
ballroom (plural ballrooms)
- A large room used for dancing and banquets.
- 1909, Archibald Marshall [pseudonym; Arthur Hammond Marshall], chapter I, in The Squire’s Daughter, London: Methuen, OCLC 12026604 ↗; republished New York, N.Y.: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1919, OCLC 491297620 ↗:
- The boy became volubly friendly and bubbling over with unexpected humour and high spirits. He tried to persuade Cicely to stay away from the ball-room for a fourth dance. Nobody would miss them, he explained.
- A type of elegant dance.
- French: salle de bal
- German: Ballsaal
- Italian: sala da ballo, balera
- Portuguese: salão de baile
- Russian: танцева́льный зал
- Spanish: salón de baile
ballroom (ballrooms, present participle ballrooming; past and past participle ballroomed)
- (intransitive) To take part in ballroom dancing.