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marquee

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noun mar·quee \mär-ˈkē\

Simple Definition of marquee

  • : a covered structure over the entrance to a building (such as a hotel or theater)

  • : a sign over the entrance to a theater that shows the name of the show, movie, play, etc., and the names of the main performers

  • : a large tent that is set up for an outdoor event (such as a party)

Full Definition of marquee

  1. 1 chiefly British :  a large tent set up for an outdoor party, reception, or exhibition

  2. 2 a :  a permanent canopy often of metal and glass projecting over an entrance (as of a hotel or theater) b :  a sign usually over the entrance of a theater or arena that displays the names of featured attractions and principal performers

Examples of marquee

  1. She dreamed of seeing her name on the theater marquee.



Origin of marquee

modification of French marquise, literally, marchioness


First Known Use: 1690

Other Performing Arts Terms

Rhymes with marquee

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marquee

adjective mar·quee

Simple Definition of marquee

  • : very popular and well known

Full Definition of marquee

  1. :  having or associated with the name recognition and attraction of one whose name appears on a marquee :  big-name, star <marquee athletes> <marquee events>

1946

First Known Use of marquee

1946


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