drawing room

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  1. a formal reception room, especially in an apartment or private house.

  2. (in a railroad car) a private room for two or three passengers.

  1. British. a formal reception, especially at court.

Origin of drawing room

First recorded in 1635–45; as shortening of now obsolete withdrawing room

Other words from drawing room

  • drawing-room, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for drawing room

drawing room

  1. a room where visitors are received and entertained; living room; sitting room

  2. archaic a ceremonial or formal reception, esp at court

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