Definition of writing desk in English:

writing desk

noun

  • A piece of furniture with a surface for writing on and with drawers and other compartments for pens and paper.

    • ‘In a drawer of the writing desk, Tamora discovered cream-coloured parchment tucked neatly into a brown leather case to keep it flat and fresh, a crystal bottle of black ink, and a crimson-feathered quill.’
    • ‘I got up and went to my writing desk where paper and an assortment of pens and pencils were always on hand.’
    • ‘Against the wall was a small couch; on the opposite wall, a vanity table with a large mirror, and a writing desk with the wardrobe closet next to it.’
    • ‘There was a piece of paper on her writing desk, and he walked over to see what it was.’
    • ‘Slant-front writing desks with drawers below were made to stand on their own as well as to form bases for bureau-bookcases, and can be found dating from the late 17th century.’
    • ‘I decided that I want to turn my old desk into a writing desk when I move out.’
    • ‘The first three pieces are an Alamo hall chair, a Thoreau writing desk, and a Robert E. Lee school desk.’
    • ‘The fireplace sat in the corner of the small living room, which also contained a small couch, a small table and a small writing desk.’
    • ‘Grabbing a medium-sized leather bag, she shoved the contents of her dresser inside, dug under her bed for a few pairs of shoes, and opened one of the drawers on her writing desk.’
    • ‘‘In fact, I think I saw some complimentary paper in a writing desk over here,’ Paul said as he went in search.’
    • ‘Therese and Katherine hurried over to the writing desk where Katherine selected gold embossed paper from a mahogany drawer.’
    • ‘The Honourable Sir Ralph Mountharten sharply rapped his meerschaum pipe against the surface of his mahogany writing desk.’
    • ‘Shapely cabriole legs replaced straight ones on chairs, clocks, and case pieces - armoires, bookcases, and writing desks that were designed as storage.’
    • ‘It contains more than forty secret compartments and can be used as a writing desk either sitting or standing, as a dressing table, and as a strong box to safe keep valuables.’
    • ‘Noah walked around the first room, much like Katrina's it had several couches, bookcases and a writing desk.’
    • ‘Jim made another sweep of the room, opening the drawers on the writing desk.’
    • ‘The final bedroom on this side of the house is a spacious double with built-in wardrobes and two corner alcoves, one with a wash hand basin, the other with space for a writing desk or display cabinet.’
    • ‘Ember set a small stack of papers on her writing desk.’
    • ‘By tucking in an antique wicker writing desk as a side table, we increased function and character in the room.’
    • ‘One of the furniture pieces that drew a lot of interest was a space-saving writing desk which had a breadth of only 15 cm, compared to the regular two feet for a conventional desk.’
    table, work surface, bureau, writing table, roll-top desk, lectern
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Pronunciation

writing desk

/ˈrīdiNG ˌdesk/