Definition of balcony
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)
balconiedplay \-nēd\ adjective
Examples of balcony in a Sentence
We asked for a hotel room with a balcony.
on summer mornings I often have breakfast out on the balcony
Recent Examples of balcony from the Web
Gone is the Jewish quarter, the markets with their monasteries, and the lattice balconies and sculptured masonry of another Sunni silk road city.
Duvo took her by the arm and led her onto the balcony.
There, fix a cocktail at the wet bar, relax on a private balcony or scratch some poetry out in the office and a window walled viewing nook.
The architecture firm Glen & Company has brought some Broadway boogie-woogie to the space, creating rhythm with colors and suspending a theatrical scalloped balcony over the main floor.
The hotel company’s property on South Beach, designed by Morris Lapidus in the 1950s, already resembles an ocean liner with balconies that echo those found on cruise ships.
Look for the founders’ faces in the balcony murals.
The Somers fire department says the area experienced another balcony collapse about a year ago during a party at a private residence with 20 people involved.
Khrushchevkas have no elevators; each apartment unit consists of one to three rooms, a kitchen, a bathroom, and at times a balcony.
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BALCONY Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of balcony for Students
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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