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 theatergoing (audio) , -​gȯ(-​)iŋ \ noun or adjective

Examples of theatergoer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The film promises to bring his famous Sunday Service to theatergoers. Marcus Jones,, "Kanye West finally releases new album Jesus Is King," 25 Oct. 2019 One wonders if the writer, Ethan Coen, or artistic director, Michael Ritchie, considered that this final skit of the evening might be offensive to theatergoers? Los Angeles Times, "Calendar Feedback Sun., Oct. 13, 2019," 11 Oct. 2019 The company is offering talk-backs with the cast and autism experts after each performance, an opportunity to delve a bit more into the world theatergoers have just experienced. Christine Dolen,, "Review: New City Players’ ‘Falling’ plunges into a family’s life coping with autism," 11 Oct. 2019 Washington, the avid theatergoer, either chose or approved the play with the obvious intention of inspiring his own weary troops to fight the British tyrant and his professional armies currently occupying Philadelphia. Steele Brand, Time, "What Ancient Rome and Greece Can Teach Us About the Modern American Military," 20 Sep. 2019 After the show, the young actors mingled with theatergoers outside. Karina Bland, azcentral, "She went to the theater at age 3. It started to snow indoors. What happened next was magic," 23 Oct. 2019 And for San Diego theatergoers, there’s plenty to recognize on both lists this year. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Steve Martin and Lauren Yee are among America’s most popular playwrights — and there’s a San Diego connection," 2 Oct. 2019 So think of this as a great opportunity for three generations of theatergoers to bond over all the excitement that a circus has to offer. Rob Hubbard, Twin Cities, "Review: To open the Children’s Theatre season, the circus comes to town," 21 Sep. 2019 That said, there is something to be said for theatrical decorum, fostering a theater environment respectful of the sensibilities of all theatergoers. Los Angeles Times, "After Plácido Domingo harassment allegations, readers ask: ‘Who is complicit?’," 13 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of theatergoer

1870, in the meaning defined above

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12 Dec 2019

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“Theatergoer.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 14 December 2019.

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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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