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greenroom


The interview took place in the greenroom while she was waiting to perform.
  a backstage room in a theater where performers rest or have visitors
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  • The interview took place in the greenroom while she was waiting to perform.
  • Artists like the venue just for the greenroom food.
  • Peeping and prying into greenroom gossip of the day, the poet’s drinking, the poet’s debts.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • The old Jew stood grinning at the doorway of the dusty greenroom, making elaborate speeches about us both, while we stood looking at each other like children.
    Oscar Wilde  --  The Picture of Dorian Gray

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  • …it no longer, and I think, I may say, that nothing shall ever tempt me to it again; but one good thing I have just ascertained: it is the very room for a theatre, precisely the shape and length for it; and the doors at the farther end, communicating with each other, as they may be made to do in five minutes, by merely moving the bookcase in my father’s room, is the very thing we could have desired, if we had sat down to wish for it; and my father’s room will be an excellent greenroom.
    Jane Austen  --  Mansfield Park
  • As soon as it was over, Dorian Gray rushed behind the scenes into the greenroom.
    Oscar Wilde  --  The Picture of Dorian Gray
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Associated words [difficulty]:   greenroom
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Most commonly used in these subjects:   Classic Literature, Architecture, Sports
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