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marquee

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noun mar·quee \mär-ˈkē\

Definition of marquee

  1. 1 chiefly British :  a large tent set up for an outdoor party, reception, or exhibition

  2. 2a :  a permanent canopy often of metal and glass projecting over an entrance (as of a hotel or theater) The hotel doorman was stationed under the marquee.b :  a sign usually over the entrance of a theater or arena that displays the names of featured attractions and principal performers The brightly lighted marquee displayed the title of the movie currently featured.

Examples of marquee in a sentence

  1. She dreamed of seeing her name on the theater marquee.

Origin and Etymology of marquee

modification of French marquise, literally, marchioness


First Known Use: 1690

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marquee

adjective mar·quee

Definition of marquee

  1. :  having or associated with the name recognition and attraction of one whose name appears on a marquee :  big-name, star marquee athletes marquee events

Origin and Etymology of marquee

see 1marquee


First Known Use: 1946


MARQUEE Defined for English Language Learners

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marquee

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noun mar·quee \mär-ˈkē\

Definition of marquee for English Language Learners

  • : a covered structure over the entrance to a building (such as a hotel or theater)

  • : a sign over the entrance to a theater that shows the name of the show, movie, play, etc., and the names of the main performers

  • : a large tent that is set up for an outdoor event (such as a party)


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marquee

adjective mar·quee

Definition of marquee for English Language Learners

  • : very popular and well known



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