• IPA: /ˈbɔːlɹuːm/, /ˈbɔːlɹʊm/

ballroom (plural ballrooms)

  1. 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.
  2. 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
Translations Verb

ballroom (ballrooms, present participle ballrooming; past and past participle ballroomed)

  1. (intransitive) To take part in ballroom dancing.

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