auditorium

noun
au·​di·​to·​ri·​um | \ ˌȯ-də-ˈtȯr-ē-əm How to pronounce auditorium (audio) \
plural auditoriums or auditoria\ -​ē-​ə How to pronounce auditoria (audio) \

Definition of auditorium

1 : the part of a public building where an audience sits
2 : a room, hall, or building used for public gatherings

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Synonyms for auditorium

Synonyms

amphitheater, arena, garden, hall, theater (or theatre)

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Examples of auditorium in a Sentence

will hold the town meeting in the high school auditorium

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Gift of life: The Rocky River Public Library will host a Red Cross blood drive beginning at 10:30 a.m. June 21 in the auditorium. Carol Kovach, cleveland.com, "Book and shopping bag sales benefit Westlake Porter Public Library: West Shore Chatter," 18 June 2019 Old termite damage in the auditorium is also being repaired. Helen Williams, nola.com, "Preservation Resource Center visits Gretna to take a look at rehab projects," 7 June 2019 Spike Lee, who won his first Oscar this evening in the Best Adapted Screenplay category for BlacKkKlansman, was reportedly less than thrilled by the film's win, and made his feelings clear both in the auditorium and in the press room backstage. Emma Dibdin, Harper's BAZAAR, "Spike Lee Is Not Happy About Green Book Winning Best Picture," 25 Feb. 2019 As the beaming graduates, decked out in blue caps and gowns, took their seats in the auditorium of M.D. Fox Elementary School, young children stood in the aisles. Alison Kuznitz, courant.com, "'A Launching Pad': Adult Learners Finish Out Their High School Degrees in Hartford," 15 June 2018 State and local leaders were on hand for the celebration, which was held in the auditorium of the neighboring Fallston High School. David Anderson, The Aegis, "Fallston Middle School celebrates Maryland Blue Ribbon honor," 4 June 2018 Students and parents at the all-girls school laid out blankets and pillows in the auditorium. Kate Stanhope, latimes.com, "'Suits' stars — and a 'Real World' grad — show up in full force to support Meghan Markle," 19 May 2018 The meetings are scheduled for 10 to 11 a.m. and 7 to 8 p.m. in the auditorium of the Dr. Frank R. Petruzielo Educational Services Facility, 1205 Bluffs Parkway, Canton. David Ibata, ajc, "Cherokee County schools plan parent review meetings," 9 May 2018 When McMaster assembled this cohort on his first day, in the auditorium of the Eisenhower Building, many professional staffers were feeling acutely demoralized. Kathryn Schulz, The New Yorker, "McMaster and Commander," 23 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of auditorium

1640, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for auditorium

borrowed from Latin audītōrium "lecture room, hall, body of listeners," from audīre "to hear" + -tōrium, suffix of places, from neuter of -tōrius, deverbal adjective suffix — more at audible entry 1, auditory entry 2

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auditorium

noun

English Language Learners Definition of auditorium

US : a large room or building where people gather to watch a performance, hear a speech, etc.
: the part of a building (such as a theater) where an audience sits

auditorium

noun
au·​di·​to·​ri·​um | \ ˌȯ-də-ˈtȯr-ē-əm How to pronounce auditorium (audio) \

Kids Definition of auditorium

1 : the part of a building where an audience sits
2 : a hall where people gather as an audience

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