Definition of balcony in English:

balcony

Syllabification: bal·co·ny
Pronunciation: /ˈbalkənē
 
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noun (plural balconies)

  • 1A platform enclosed by a wall or balustrade on the outside of a building, with access from an upper-floor window or door.
    More example sentences
    • 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.
    Synonyms
    veranda, terrace, balustrade, patio; Juliet balcony
  • 2 (the balcony) The upstairs seats in a theater, concert hall, or auditorium.
    More example sentences
    • 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.
    Synonyms
    gallery, dress circle, loge, upper tier, upper deck; choir loft
    informal gods

Derivatives

balconied

adjective
More 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.

Origin

early 17th century: from Italian balcone, probably ultimately of Germanic origin.

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