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ballgown

Syllabification: ball·gown
Pronunciation: /ˈbôlˌɡoun
 
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Definition of ballgown in English:

noun

A woman’s elaborate full-length dress suitable for wearing to balls and similar social gatherings.
Example sentences
  • Take a lovely young woman in a red turn-of-the-century ball gown.
  • Maybe I was still hoping she would present me with some of her discarded ball gowns.
  • A true princess style can encompass a range of ball gowns.

Words that rhyme with ballgown

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