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[dahrk-room, -roo m] /ˈdɑrkˌrum, -ˌrʊm/
noun, Photography.
a room in which film or the like is made, handled, or developed and from which the actinic rays of light are excluded.
Origin of darkroom
First recorded in 1835-45; dark + room Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Johnny went at once to a darkroom that had been quickly prepared in the hold.

    Sign of the Green Arrow

    Roy J. (Roy Judson) Snell
  • You mean to use your dress-cupboard as a darkroom for photography?

  • The fellow must have been in the darkroom when I came here to develop my films.

    Signal in the Dark Mildred A. Wirt
  • And you begged me to hide you and I have this darkroom, you know.

  • Burckhardt said wonderingly, "You've hidden out in that darkroom for how many weeks?"

British Dictionary definitions for darkroom


/ˈdɑːkˌruːm; -ˌrʊm/
a room in which photographs are processed in darkness or safe light
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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