Definition of foyer in English:

foyer

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Pronunciation: /ˈfɔɪeɪ
 
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noun

1An entrance hall or other open area in a building used by the public, especially a hotel or theatre: the foyer of the concert hall
More 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
entrance hall, hall, hallway, entrance, entry, porch, portico, reception area, atrium, concourse, lobby, vestibule, anteroom, antechamber, outer room, waiting room; North Americanentryway
1.1North American An entrance hall in a house or flat.
More 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 centre of attention or activity): from French, 'hearth, home', based on Latin focus 'domestic hearth'.

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