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 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 About to embark on its 20th season, the tight-knit theater ensemble continues to offer adventurous, laugh-loving, thought-embracing theatergoers a go-to destination at its Lipan Street home. Lisa Kennedy, The Know, "From Steve Martin’s “Bright Star” to Cheryl Strayed’s “Tiny Beautiful Things,” 10 must-see fall plays in Colorado," 8 Sep. 2019 That represented an increase of 500,000 over the previous season, which at that time was the highest total of under-18 Broadway theatergoers ever. Don Aucoin,, "Onstage, a youth movement that holds a mirror to teen angst," 25 July 2019 In other cases, theatergoers with an aversion to Ibsen — this pioneer of lyrical, dramatic naturalism strikes some as a bit dry and polemical — may make the decision not to attend on the basis of the title alone. Peter Marks, Washington Post, "Nora’s back in ‘A Doll’s House, Part 2.’ Lucky for us, she’s played by Holly Twyford.," 14 June 2019 In Minority Report, Spielberg asked theatergoers to think about how technology could be both used and abused—to eliminate crimes before they could be committed, as well as to abuse people’s rights when things go wrong. Wired, "Do Our Faces Deserve the Same Protection as Our Phones?," 10 Sep. 2019

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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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English Language Learners Definition of theatergoer

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

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