balcony

noun
bal·​co·​ny | \ ˈbal-kə-nē \
plural balconies

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)

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Other Words from balcony

balconied \ ˈbal-​kə-​nēd \ adjective

Synonyms for balcony

Synonyms

deck, sundeck, terrace

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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

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The wall paint is custom, and the balcony screens are wooden moucharaby painted in black enamel. Gisela Williams, ELLE Decor, "The Vivacious 18th-Century Marakesh Medina of Two L.A. Transplants," 28 Dec. 2018 The house sits at an angle in line with the mountain range to the south so that the sprawling front balcony and main room enjoy striking views. Megan Barber, Curbed, "The 5 best shipping container houses of 2018," 27 Dec. 2018 Its 100 suites, all with butler service and private balconies, take care of the luxury part. Klara Glowczewska, Town & Country, "The Best Places to Travel in 2019," 7 Dec. 2018 The simple villas offer ocean-front balconies and are just a stone’s throw away from a private pool and beach. Lindsey Murray, Good Housekeeping, "Your Getaway Guide to Skopelos Island, Where "Mamma Mia" Was Filmed," 9 Oct. 2018 Spoiler alert: you'll still be endlessly frustrated by anyone who can't put together the Silver Monkey on Legends of the Hidden Temple and jealous that Clarissa has a computer in her room AND that sick balcony. Amanda Mitchell, Marie Claire, "Your Favorite '90s Nickelodeon Shows Are Now Streaming," 29 Aug. 2018 The backyard, a grassy space populated with palms, is taken in from an upper balcony. Jack Flemming, latimes.com, "Backstreet Boys’ AJ McLean eyes a home sale in Westlake Village," 11 July 2018 Every room on the ships features a panoramic, wall-to-wall window that slides open from the top to create a balcony-like feel. Gene Sloan, USA TODAY, "New Crystal Cruises river ship, Crystal Ravel, christened on Danube," 11 July 2018 On the 25th floor, the unit for sale has two bedrooms and is about 1,316 square feet plus a balcony, according to the listing. Katherine Clarke, WSJ, "Painter Chuck Close Lists His Miami Condo For $4.1 Million," 4 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of balcony

1618, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for balcony

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

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bal-check valve

balconet

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bald

baldachin

bald brant

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balcony

noun

English Language Learners Definition of balcony

: 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

noun
bal·​co·​ny | \ ˈbal-kə-nē \
plural balconies

Kids Definition of balcony

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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