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

     

    marquee

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    noun
    BrE BrE//mɑːˈkiː//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//mɑːrˈkiː//
     
    Staying in a hotel
     
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  1. 1a large tent used at social events
  2. 2(North American English) a covered entrance to a theatre, hotel, etc., often with a sign on or above it See related entries: Staying in a hotel
  3. Word Origin late 17th cent.: from marquise, taken as plural and assimilated to -ee.Extra examples The guests sat under a large marquee. The wedding reception was held in a marquee. We drove past a theater marquee with his name on it.
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