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

will hold the town meeting in the high school auditorium
Recent Examples on the Web The ceremony, which was the second of two on Saturday, was held in the university’s auditorium. Charlie Mckenna,, 14 May 2022 The shooting occurred as a crowd was leaving concert that was held at the fairground’s auditorium. al, 21 Mar. 2022 As her family and friends trickled into the church’s auditorium, photos of Marcano’s life greeted them on a projector, accompanied by the upbeat Caribbean music that was an integral part of her culture and life. Angie Dimichele,, 14 Oct. 2021 Andrulonis said during the service that about 400 seats will be available in the church’s auditorium. Christine Condon,, 31 Mar. 2021 The Lewisville quarterback was already decided on Boise State before officially signing Wednesday morning in his high school’s auditorium. Sean Collins, Dallas News, 16 Dec. 2020 Seventy-five years ago, film stars Gregory Peck, Mel Ferrer and Dorothy McGuire launched an audacious summer stock company in an old La Jolla High School auditorium. San Diego Union-Tribune, 8 July 2022 Without the drama of the Academy Awards — and in far less time — the program held in the still plush King High School auditorium, literally shined a positive light on the full extent of STEM involvement and more across the district. Scott Talley,, 12 June 2022 The educator — who has spent the last nine years as a special needs teacher at the Expeditionary Learning Academy at Moylan School — teared up frequently at the 2022 Teacher of the Year Awards Ceremony at the Weaver High School auditorium. Ted Glanzer, Hartford Courant, 27 May 2022 See More

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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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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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 room or building for public gatherings

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