- a room in which compositors work in a printing establishment.
Origin of composing room
First recorded in 1730–40
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Examples from the Web for composing room
A faint cheer in the composing-room as he sauntered for the first time to the stone.Erik Dorn
This he sent down to the composing-room, and swung around to the old politician.
With this he rushed down into the composing-room to give orders about the make-up.
Every day there were nine High-Pockets Joneses in the composing-room.
I gathered up all the High-Pocketses in the composing-room and lined them up.
- the room in a printing establishment in which type is set
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