balcony

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 /ˈbælkənɪ/



WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
bal•co•ny /ˈbælkəni/USA pronunciation   n. [countable],pl. -nies. 
  1. Architecturean elevated platform on the outside wall of a building.
  2. an upstairs seating area in a theater.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2015
bal•co•ny  (balkə nē), 
n., pl. -nies. 
  1. Architecturea balustraded or railed elevated platform projecting from the wall of a building.
  2. a gallery in a theater.
Etymology:
  • Langobardic (compare Old High German balc(h)o, accusative singular balcon beam; see balk); sense extended from the beam over an aperture to the aperture itself
  • Italian balcone balcony, floor-length window
  • 1610–20
balco•nied, adj. 


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

balcony /ˈbælkənɪ/ n ( pl -nies)
  1. a platform projecting from the wall of a building with a balustrade or railing along its outer edge, often with access from a door or window
  2. a gallery in a theatre or auditorium, above the dress circle
  3. US Canadian any circle or gallery in a theatre or auditorium including the dress circle
Etymology: 17th Century: from Italian balcone, probably from Old High German balko beam; see balk

ˈbalconied adj



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