the·​ater·​go·​er | \ ˈthē-ə-tər-ˌgō-ər How to pronounce theatergoer (audio) \

Definition of theatergoer

: a person who frequently goes to the theater

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Other Words from theatergoer

theatergoing \ ˈthē-​ə-​tər-​ˌgō-​iŋ How to pronounce theatergoer (audio) , -​gȯ(-​)iŋ \ noun or adjective

Examples of theatergoer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web How to regain theatergoer investment after such a long hiatus is the looming question. Los Angeles Times, "My dream for theater: Toss the old business model in the dumpster fire of 2020," 21 Dec. 2020 The siblings agreed to make the gifts, in memory of their mother, Mary Anne Gross, a regular theatergoer in Milwaukee and an occasional visitor to the Berkshires, who died in December. Michael Paulson, New York Times, "Yes, We Liked the Berkshires Shows. Here’s $2 Million.," 29 Oct. 2020 And wasn’t each improvising accompanist putting their own spin on the theatergoer’s experience? Matt Simon, Wired, "AI Magic Makes Century-Old Films Look New," 12 Aug. 2020 The average American theatergoer has likely seen or at least heard of the work of these men. NBC News, "Gay icons Larry Kramer, Terrence McNally and Mart Crowley redefined American theater," 3 June 2020 That may account for some of the confusion some theatergoers report, in trying to make sense of how these characters and songs relate to one another. Peter Marks, Washington Post, "Listen up, Bob Dylan fans: You’ll want to journey to Broadway’s ‘North Country’," 6 Mar. 2020 Judging from the many young theatergoers accompanied by their parents and grandparents at a recent performance, the plot that involves a single-item Christmas wish list is more than enough of a story line to keep us attentive. Mike Giuliano,, "At Toby’s Dinner Theatre in Columbia, ‘A Christmas Story’ gives the audience what it wants," 5 Dec. 2019 Most theatergoers have a mental image of what Shakespeare looks, sounds and feels like: puffy shorts, British dialect, almost falling asleep in a hundred-dollar balcony seat. Nicole Blackwood,, "'Hamlet' by the Back Room Shakespeare Project is not your mother's Shakespeare," 6 June 2019 Orange County theatergoers finally have the chance to see what all the fuss was about. Tom Titus,, "On Theater: ‘Hamilton’ throbs with historical passion," 10 May 2018

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First Known Use of theatergoer

1870, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of theatergoer was in 1870

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27 Dec 2020

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“Theatergoer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of theatergoer

: a person who often goes to the theater to see plays

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