Definition of balcony in English:
noun (plural balconies)
- He'd also like to open up the rear windows with ceiling-height doors leading to balconies.
- Here the horizontal walls, terraces and balconies merge with their site.
- Thick, white walls were made flamboyant by ornate balconies and luxurious story-length windows.
- A woman, seen from above, seated in the balcony of a theatre, in her turn looks down on the spectacle below.
- The audience again cheers, but a new scene soon opens on the balcony above.
- Russel led Matt to a balcony above the balcony that connected to the throne room.
- The first 100 children to arrive got upstairs seats in the balcony, so I used to make sure I was there.
- Upstairs is the balcony and snack bar or ‘chuckwagon’ as it's known round these parts.
- In Zamboanga itself, a grenade hurled from a cinema balcony into the crowd below injured four people.
- Example sentences
- So you'll be wanting a balconied Medina Side Bedroom which clocks in at a price of £198DB (b&b) per night, with free airport transfers.
- Most persons of the St Lucian upper class lived in balconied houses situated around the Square, during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
- This will be quite a modern building with a balconied atrium inside.
Early 17th century: from Italian balcone, probably ultimately of Germanic origin.
Balcony is from Italian balcone, based on balco ‘a scaffold’ from a Germanic root meaning ‘beam’. The English word was pronounced with the stress on the second syllable until about 1825, reflecting the Italian source.
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