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ball·room

 (bôl′ro͞om′, -ro͝om′)
n.
A large room for dancing.
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ballroom

(ˈbɔːlˌruːm; -ˌrʊm)
n
a large hall for dancing
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ball•room

(ˈbɔlˌrum, -ˌrʊm)

n.
a room for dancing.
[1730–40]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ballroom - large room used mainly for dancingballroom - large room used mainly for dancing  
discotheque, disco - a public dance hall for dancing to recorded popular music
room - an area within a building enclosed by walls and floor and ceiling; "the rooms were very small but they had a nice view"
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Translations
رَقْصُ الصّالاتصالَةُ رَقْص، مَرْقَص
společenskýtaneční sál
balsaldanse-dansesalselskabs-
bálteremtársasági tánc
ball, dansleikurdanssalur
plesovýtanečná sála
plesna dvorana
balobalo salonu

ballroom

[ˈbɔːlrʊm]
A. Nsalón m or sala f de baile
B. CPD ballroom dancing Nbaile m de salón
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

ballroom

[ˈbɔːlrʊm ˈbɔːlruːm] nsalle f de balballroom dancer ndanseur/euse m/f de salonballroom dancing ndanse f de salon
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

ballroom

[ˈbɔːlˌrʊm] nsala da ballo
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

ball2

(boːl) noun
a formal dance. a ball at the palace.
ˈballroom noun
a large room for a formal dance.
adjective
ballroom dancing.
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References in classic literature ?
The perfume of countless roses, the music of the finest band in Europe, floated through the famous white ballroom of Devenham House.
Penelope stood upon the edge of the ballroom, her hand resting still upon her partner's arm.
Ten minutes before the clock struck nine the committee made a tour through the ballroom. The hall, when emptied of its furniture, brilliantly lit, adorned with flowers whose scent tinged the air, presented a wonderful appearance of ethereal gaiety.
"Oh, well," she added, the vision of Helen and her mockery before her, "I dare say I'm a fool." She made as though she were going back into the ballroom, but Hewet stopped her.
But now a richly dressed girl stepped out of the ballroom, inquired into the trouble, and said she could fix it in a moment.
"Show me the ballroom," he ordered, "and the winter garden."
He spoke of the exquisite work of French and Italian artists; with a gesture almost of reverence he pointed out the carving in the wonderful white ballroom.
With a slight rustle of her white dress trimmed with moss and ivy, with a gleam of white shoulders, glossy hair, and sparkling diamonds, she passed between the men who made way for her, not looking at any of them but smiling on all, as if graciously allowing each the privilege of admiring her beautiful figure and shapely shoulders, back, and bosom- which in the fashion of those days were very much exposed- and she seemed to bring the glamour of a ballroom with her as she moved toward Anna Pavlovna.
That mist which covers everything in that blissful time when childhood is just ending, and out of that vast circle, happy and gay, there is a path growing narrower and narrower, and it is delightful and alarming to enter the ballroom, bright and splendid as it is....
"Good evening, Apollo!" she answered, smiling back at him, for he too looked unusually debonair, and the thought of entering the ballroom on the arm of such a personable man caused Amy to pity the four plain Misses Davis from the bottom of her heart.
She knew she looked well, she loved to dance, she felt that her foot was on her native heath in a ballroom, and enjoyed the delightful sense of power which comes when young girls first discover the new and lovely kingdom they are born to rule by virtue of beauty, youth, and womanhood.
Their first pause was at the Crown Inn, an inconsiderable house, though the principal one of the sort, where a couple of pair of posthorses were kept, more for the convenience of the neighbourhood than from any run on the road; and his companions had not expected to be detained by any interest excited there; but in passing it they gave the history of the large room visibly added; it had been built many years ago for a ballroom, and while the neighbourhood had been in a particularly populous, dancing state, had been occasionally used as such;but such brilliant days had long passed away, and now the highest purpose for which it was ever wanted was to accommodate a whist club established among the gentlemen and halfgentlemen of the place.