Definition of dress circle in English:

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dress circle

Pronunciation: /ˈdres ˌsərkəl/


The first level of seats above the ground floor in a theater.
Example sentences
  • The gallery looks more like an old theatre auditorium, with a dress circle, an upper circle, and boxes on the sides.
  • From my high vantage point, just about level with the dress circle, I searched for Emily.
  • Scores of people, including some from the dress circle, left their seats and crowded into the space at the front of the stage where they danced the night away.

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Syllabification: dress cir·cle

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