Definition of footlights in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈfʊtlʌɪts


(usually the footlights)
  • A row of spotlights along the front of a stage at the level of the actors' feet.
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    • Australians have created over 700 original musicals, though few of them see the light of day, let alone the footlights of Her Majesty's.
    • In the cavernous stage of the Richmond Theatre all the nuances of the performance, if any, were lost in the attempt to get the material across the footlights effectively.
    • Suffice it to say they are excellently put across the footlights.

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