band·​stand | \ ˈban(d)-ˌstand How to pronounce bandstand (audio) \

Definition of bandstand

1 : a usually roofed platform on which a band or orchestra performs outdoors
2 : a platform in a ballroom or nightclub on which musicians perform

Examples of bandstand in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Sitting on a lawn chair near the bandstand waiting for Eric and The Dynamos to play after the Saturday June band’s day performance, the Mount. Yadira Sanchez Olson,, 19 July 2021 There was a bandstand on one side of Main Street and a booze tent on the other. Sam Whiting, San Francisco Chronicle, 4 July 2021 Francis Bogside pours a proper pint of Guinness, and seating options range from barstools to high-tops by the bandstand to cozy booths in which to conjure up more late-night adventures. Mike Sutter, San Antonio Express-News, 17 June 2021 One such project is Putnam Beautification Day, the annual town cleanup, on Saturday, April 24, from 8:30 to 11 a.m., starting at the Rotary Park bandstand., 9 Apr. 2021 The village green was clear-cut and bulldozed, the wooden bandstand taken down, the dirt roads paved and widened. New York Times, 27 May 2021 The Wednesday performances are slated for 10:30 a.m. at Symphony Hall, 11:20 a.m. at the Jamaica Pond bandstand, noon at the Arnold Arboretum, and 12:40 p.m. at the Franklin Park Zoo, the Pops tweeted., 26 May 2021 Videos that later circulated on Twitter showed police snatching women at the bandstand, and a series of photographs in particular showed one woman pushed to the ground by police officers. Suyin Haynes, Time, 16 Mar. 2021 Taylor is hopeful that the development will include an abundance of public space – the lakefront, possibly a history museum and maybe a bandstand for music and special events. Susan Glaser, cleveland, 17 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of bandstand

1843, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Bandstand.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Aug. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of bandstand

: a covered outdoor platform on which a band or orchestra plays
US : a raised indoor platform on which a band or orchestra plays


band·​stand | \ ˈband-ˌstand How to pronounce bandstand (audio) \

Kids Definition of bandstand

: an outdoor platform used for band concerts

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