Origin of drawing room
Examples from the Web for drawing room
A moment ago the drawing-room had seemed empty; Mrs. Luke, in her sole person, filled and illuminated it.
He struck me as being something of a drawing-room Communist and I doubt whether he had talks of any importance with the Chinese.
A minute or two after the game was over Mr. Westinghouse, the chaplain, came into the drawing-room.The Socialist|Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
The divine arts are too good to be wasted in a twentieth century drawing-room!The Champagne Standard|Mrs. John Lane
Her cheeks paled at the sound, and she rested silent until presently summoned to the drawing-room.From the Valley of the Missing|Grace Miller White
As your host for the evening, I invite you to go to the drawing-room and dance something a little more modern than the minuet.Peter Cotterell's Treasure|Rupert Sargent Holland
He whirled—just in time to see the last of the mixed trio disappear into the drawing-room, and the door snap shut behind them.The Cab of the Sleeping Horse|John Reed Scott
British Dictionary definitions for drawing room
Word Origin and History for drawing room
1640s, short for withdrawing room (see withdraw), into which ladies would go after dinner.