1chiefly North American A formal dance, especially one held by a class in high school or college at the end of a year.
- The prom is a formal dance, usually sponsored by a high school or a college.
- They burst in and thought it was a high school prom party.
- Yes, they had danced before at their proms, but he had done nothing like this.
2British short for promenade (sense 1 of the noun).
- Last time I was there the tide was in, so the best we could do was walk along the prom, making clucking noises at the jet-skiers disrupting the peace.
- So, today, as I walked along the prom, I resolved to buy Ulysses.
- We walked along the prom to the part of the beach where Edward was allowed to run about on the sands.
3 (also Prom) British short for promenade concert. the last night of the Proms
More example sentences
- His career highlights include a concerto appearance at the RTE proms and his debut CD of works by Schumann and Schubert.
- If I'd remembered, I'd have tuned into the first night of the proms instead.
- Is it just me, or did I see the entire population of Henman Hill at the last night of the proms?
Words that rhyme with promaplomb, bomb, bombe, CD-ROM, dom, from, glom, mom, pom, Rom, shalom, Somme, therefrom, Thom, tom, wherefrom
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