dress circle


Definition of dress circle

: the first or lowest curved tier of seats above the main floor in a theater or opera house

Examples of dress circle in a Sentence

sitting in the dress circle

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After the intermission, Vinikour popped up to the dress circle to listen to Deneve's reading of the Symphony No. 2 in E minor by Rachmaninoff. Special To The Plain Dealer, cleveland.com, "Cleveland Orchestra strikes musical gold with Deneve, Vinikour (review)," 23 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of dress circle

1822, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of dress circle

chiefly British : the lowest section of seats above the main floor in a theater or opera house

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