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n.1.A room appropriated for the reception of company; a room to which company withdraws from the dining room.
2.The company assembled in such a room; also, a reception of company in it; as, to hold a drawing-room.
He [Johnson] would amaze a drawing-room by suddenly ejaculating a clause of the Lord's Prayer.
- Macaulay.
Drawing-room car
See Palace car, under Car.
References in classic literature ?
Pontellier, attired in a handsome reception gown, remained in the drawing-room the entire afternoon receiving her visitors.
He then leaned one elbow upon the piano, and, crossing one foot over the other, remained standing in an attitude he remembered to have seen in the pages of an illustrated paper as portraying the hero in some drawing-room scene.
In fact, that corner was the drawing-room of the establishment.
This feature may be described as a series of glass-enclosed parlors CLINGING TO THE OUTSIDE OF THE HOUSE, one against each and every bed-chamber and drawing-room.
A breakfast-room adjoined the drawing-room, I slipped in there.
I thought of the drawing-room next, and, being the more active of the two, went first to examine it.
I followed him, and went into the large drawing-room.
Etienne," said he, "see why Mademoiselle Eugenie has asked me to meet her in the drawing-room, and why she makes me wait so long.
A pair of folding doors at the back open into the drawing-room.
The back room was now in silence; but from the drawing-room there came sounds.
Manson Mingott's and the Headly Chiverses'); and at a time when it was beginning to be thought "provincial" to put a "crash" over the drawing-room floor and move the furniture upstairs, the possession of a ball-room that was used for no other purpose, and left for three-hundred-and-sixty-four days of the year to shuttered darkness, with its gilt chairs stacked in a corner and its chandelier in a bag; this undoubted superiority was felt to compensate for whatever was regrettable in the Beaufort past.
There were photographs in the drawing-room of her son and daughter.