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marquee

noun [C] uk   /mɑːˈkiː/  us   /mɑːr-/

marquee noun [C] (TENT)

UK a large tent used for eating and drinking in at events held mainly outside that involve a lot of people: We're planning to hold the wedding reception in a marquee in the garden.

marquee noun [C] (ROOF)

US a roof-like structure which sticks out over the entrance to a public building, especially a theatre, and on which there is usually a sign

marquee

adjective [before noun] uk   /mɑːˈkiː/  us   /mɑːr-/ US
being the main performer or sports person in a show, film, sports event, etc. or being the performer, etc. whose name will attract most people to the show, film, etc.: The studio chiefs wanted a marquee name in the lead role, not some unknown.
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