Meaning of BALCONY in English

BALCONY

/ ˈbælkəni; NAmE / noun ( pl. -ies )

1.

a platform that is built on the upstairs outside wall of a building, with a wall or rail around it. You can get out onto a balcony from an upstairs room.

2.

an area of seats upstairs in a theatre

—see also circle , first balcony

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WORD ORIGIN

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

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