ballroom

[ bawl-room, -roo m ]
/ ˈbɔlˌrum, -ˌrʊm /

noun

a large room, as in a hotel or resort, with a polished floor for dancing.

Origin of ballroom

First recorded in 1730–40; ball2 + room
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ballroom

/ (ˈbɔːlˌruːm, -ˌrʊm) /

noun

a large hall for dancing
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Word Origin and History for ballroom

ballroom


n.

1736, from ball (n.2) + room (n.). Ballroom dancing is attested by 1872.

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