Definition of orchestra pit noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


orchestra pit

BrE BrE//ˈɔːkɪstrə pɪt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɔːrkɪstrə pɪt//
(also pit) In the theatre
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the place in a theatre just in front of the stage where the orchestra sits and plays for an opera, a ballet, etc. Wordfinderaria, chorus, coloratura, diva, libretto, opera, orchestra pit, recitative, score, surtitles See related entries: In the theatre
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