balcony /ˈbalkəni/


I. noun

1. a platform enclosed by a wall or balustrade on the outside of a building, with access from an upper-floor window or door.

the glass doors opened on to a balcony with a view of the park.
2. ( the balcony) the highest tier of seats in a theatre, above the dress or upper circle.
3. the upstairs seats in a cinema.
(N. Amer.) the dress circle in a theatre.
II. derivatives

balconied /ˈbalkəniːd /

– origin early 17th cent.: from Italian balcone, probably ultimately of Germanic origin.

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