boudoir

Definitions

  • BOUDOIR OF LINDARAXA
    BOUDOIR OF LINDARAXA
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n boudoir a lady's bedroom or private sitting room
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Boudoir A small room, esp. if pleasant, or elegantly furnished, to which a lady may retire to be alone, or to receive intimate friends; a lady's bedroom; a lady's (or sometimes a gentleman's) private room.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n boudoir A small room to which a lady may retire to be alone, or in which she may receive her intimate friends.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Boudoir bōōd′war a lady's private room.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F., fr. bouder, to pout, be sulky
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.—bouder, to pout, to be sulky.

Usage

In literature:

The street-singer was resting in the beautiful boudoir of the young countess, Irene de Salves.
"The Son of Monte-Cristo, Volume II (of 2)" by Alexandre Dumas père
The next morning I went to Mrs. Forsyth's boudoir, and finding her alone told her of what had passed the night before.
"Dwell Deep" by Amy Le Feuvre
Then slowly she mounted the stairs and, entering her boudoir, rang for her maid.
"Prince or Chauffeur?" by Lawrence Perry
Bed-room, dressing-room, breakfast-room, library, and boudoir, all are upon a level.
"Olla Podrida" by Frederick Marryat (AKA Captain Marryat)
Edgar sprang to intercept her, and closed the door of the boudoir behind him.
"Under the Waves" by R M Ballantyne
The interval before she passed out of the room to return to her boudoir appeared sufficiently tedious.
"Fairy Fingers" by Anna Cora Mowatt Ritchie
I have asked him into the boudoir, Mrs. Chase.
"Queensland Cousins" by Eleanor Luisa Haverfield
In the left hand tower was another small room, similar to the oratory, which Mary used as a private sitting room or boudoir.
"Rollo in Scotland" by Jacob Abbott
One day, on entering Varvara Pavlovna's boudoir in her absence, Lavretzky beheld on the floor a tiny, carefully-folded scrap of paper.
"A Nobleman's Nest" by Ivan Turgenieff
Then they came to the boudoir exhibit.
"Polly's Business Venture" by Lillian Elizabeth Roy
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In news:

Boudoir Dressing Blackened white gold cuff with black diamonds, Muriel Grateau, price on request, visit murielgrateau.com.
Many brides book boudoir photography sessions as a sexy wedding surprise for their soon-to-be husbands — but often end up loving the photos themselves, said two.
Lesbians Restored to Lives of Glamour, Garbo's Boudoir : Books.
If unearthing vintage treasures is your idea of a field day, then add L.A. Boudoir to your list of must-visit haunts.
Boudoir Photos For The Holidays.
Like Prince and Aretha Franklin, Theresa Andersson has one of those voices that can evoke both the church and the boudoir.
But most of all, he was a child who enticed us into becoming children again, and who, with his bathroom and boudoir privileges, turned us all into diminutive voyeurs.
To go with fashion's passion for pajama pantsuits, smoking slippers stepped out of the boudoir.
Nebraskan HGTV buff Marilyn Wilson noticed a lot of chirpy television personalities struggling to maneuver unwieldy headboards up narrow stairwells and into bedrooms, and thought that there ought to be an easier way of spiffing up a boudoir.
In the new Chris Brown video for 'Sweet Love,' Brown channels his R&B side and serenades an electronic illusion of a lady in his boudoir.
I thought Pantone was going to go in a bluer direction - think Carrie Bradshaw's boudoir in the first Sex and the City - but I can dig this greener option.
Don't call her an exhibitionist, she's merely game to bring the boudoir out of the bedroom.
With a boudoir full of bras, garters and lacy boy shorts, you know just how to preserve your sexy underneath it all, but gentle treatment is required if you want those delicates to last.
Boudoir Sprinkles & Decals by Art Club.
Buy all the fancy linens you want, but nothing completes your boudoir like a headboard.
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