Broadway

noun
Broad·​way | \ ˈbrȯd-ˌwā How to pronounce Broadway (audio) , -ˈwā \

Definition of Broadway

: the New York commercial theater and amusement world specifically : playhouses located in the area between the Avenue of the Americas and Ninth Avenue and from W. 41st Street to W. 53rd Street

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Broadway adjective
Broadwayite \ ˈbrȯd-​ˌwā-​ˌīt How to pronounce Broadwayite (audio) , -​ˈwā \ noun

First Known Use of Broadway

1835, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Broadway

Broadway, street in New York City

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“Broadway.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Broadway. Accessed 2 Jul. 2020.

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Broadway

noun
How to pronounce Broadway (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of Broadway

: a street in New York City where there are many theaters

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