auditorium

noun au·di·to·ri·um \ ˌȯ-də-ˈtȯr-ē-əm \

Definition of auditorium

plural auditoriums or auditoria play \-ē-ə\
1 :the part of a public building where an audience sits
2 :a room, hall, or building used for public gatherings

Examples of auditorium in a Sentence

  1. will hold the town meeting in the high school auditorium

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Origin and Etymology of auditorium

Latin, literally, lecture room

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AUDITORIUM Defined for English Language Learners

auditorium

noun

Definition of auditorium for English Language Learners

  • : 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 Defined for Kids

auditorium

noun au·di·to·ri·um \ ˌȯ-də-ˈtȯr-ē-əm \

Definition of auditorium for Students

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


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