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foyer

Syllabification: foy·er
Pronunciation: /ˈfoiər
 
, ˈfoiˌā
 
/

Definition of foyer in English:

noun

1An entrance hall or other open area in a building used by the public, especially a hotel or theater.
Example sentences
  • As part of the revamp, the unique auditorium will remain, with only technical improvements, but there are plans for two new studios, a workshop, expanded offices, dressing rooms and public foyers, and terrace spaces.
  • In addition to new floor finishes and lighting, it features a floating white wall that clads the boundary interfacing the public foyers and the theatres.
  • A feature of the theatre is that all the foyer areas and the auditorium are accessible to wheelchairs.
Synonyms
1.1North American An entrance hall in a house or apartment.
Example sentences
  • He led me out of the room into the foyer of the house, where there was a flight of stairs.
  • Mia stood in the foyer of the large house, hanging her coat, scarf and gloves on the coat rack.
  • Jay appeared by my side and pulled me into the foyer of the huge house, he led me to a kitchen and handed me a beer.

Origin

late 18th century (denoting the center of attention or activity): from French, 'hearth, home', based on Latin focarius 'kitchen servant', from focus 'domestic hearth'.

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