Definition of balcony noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈbælkəni//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈbælkəni//
    (pl. balconies) In the theatre, Parts of a house
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  1. 1a platform that is built on the upstairs outside wall of a building, with a wall or rail around it. You can get out onto a balcony from an upstairs room. We had drinks on the hotel balcony. See related entries: Parts of a house
  2. 2an area of seats upstairs in a theatre see also circle, first balcony Wordfinderartistic director, auditorium, balcony, box office, circle, director, foyer, stage, the stalls, theatre See related entries: In the theatre
  3. Word Originearly 17th cent.: from Italian balcone, probably ultimately of Germanic origin.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: balcony