ballgowned (not comparable)

  1. Alternative form of ball-gowned
    • 1990, Susan Tyrrell, Once Upon a Town: Susan Tyrrell about Stavanger, Dreyer Bok, page 95:
      [] finally ready, they stood like petticoated, ballgowned ladies around the room, ready to be lifted on their rods into place above the windows.
    • 1991, John Canemaker, “Hollywood on the Hudson”, in Felix: The Twisted Tale of the World’s Most Famous Cat, New York, N.Y.: Pantheon Books, →ISBN, page 11:
      Neighbors dressed in the gray and blue uniforms of Civil War soldiers walked alongside bewigged and ballgowned prerevolutionary “French aristocrats.”
    • 2007 January 26, Emily Nunn, “Watkins: From opera stage to the battlefield”, in Chicago Tribune, 160th year, number 26, section 5, page 4:
      “That’s my call,” he said, over the music, then began making his way back toward the stage, through the back halls, where a double-wide elevator door opened and unloaded a gaggle of ballgowned women in big hair and men in waistcoats and tails.




  1. simple past and past participle of ballgown