drawing room

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draw·ing room • n. a room in a large private house in which guests can be received and entertained. ∎  a private compartment in a train, typically one that accommodates two or three people.• adj. consciously refined, lighthearted, and elegant: drawing-room small talk. ∎  (of a song or play) characterized by a polite observance of social proprieties: a stock figure of Thirties drawing-room comedy.