footlights

plural noun
foot·​lights | \ ˈfu̇t-ˌlīts How to pronounce footlights (audio) \

Definition of footlights

1 : a row of lights set across the front of a stage floor
2 : the stage as a profession the lure of the footlights

First Known Use of footlights

1776, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of footlights was in 1776

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“Footlights.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/footlights. Accessed 19 January 2020.

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footlights

noun
How to pronounce footlights (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of footlights

: a row of lights across the front of a stage floor that shine on the performers

footlights

noun plural
foot·​lights | \ ˈfu̇t-ˌlīts How to pronounce footlights (audio) \

Kids Definition of footlights

: a row of lights set across the front of a stage floor

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