balcony

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noun bal·co·ny \ ˈbal-kə-nē \

Definition of balcony

plural balconies
1 :a platform that projects from the wall of a building and is enclosed by a parapet or railing
2 :an interior projecting gallery in a public building (such as a theater)

balconied

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Examples of balcony in a Sentence

  1. We asked for a hotel room with a balcony.

  2. on summer mornings I often have breakfast out on the balcony

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Origin and Etymology of balcony

Italian balcone, from Old Italian, large window, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German balko beam — more at balk

balcony Synonyms

Synonyms
sundeck, deck, terrace
Related Words
gallery; lanai, porch, stoop, veranda (or verandah)

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BALCONY Defined for English Language Learners

balcony

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Definition of balcony for English Language Learners

  • : a raised platform that is connected to the side of a building and surrounded by a low wall or railing

  • : a floor or seating area above the main floor of a theater


BALCONY Defined for Kids

balcony

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noun bal·co·ny \ ˈbal-kə-nē \

Definition of balcony for Students

plural balconies
1 :a platform enclosed by a low wall or a railing built out from the side of a building
2 :a platform inside a theater extending out over part of the main floor


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