off-off-Broad·​way ˈȯf-ˈȯf-ˈbrȯd-ˌwā How to pronounce off-off-Broadway (audio)
often capitalized both Os
: an avant-garde theatrical movement in New York
off-off-Broadway adjective or adverb often capitalized both Os

Examples of off-off-Broadway in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That production led to some remarkable productions off-Broadway and off-off-Broadway and ultimately to work his magic on Broadway-friendly fare. Christopher Arnott, Hartford Courant, 19 May 2024 And a few years after the Cino began doing original plays, there were over 300 off-off-Broadway theaters. Penelope Green,, 3 May 2023

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Word History


from its relation to off Broadway being analogous to the relation of off Broadway to Broadway

First Known Use

1957, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of off-off-Broadway was in 1957

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“Off-off-Broadway.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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