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orchestra pit

noun [usually S] uk   us  
the area of a theatre in which musicians play their instruments, usually in front of the stage
Translations of “orchestra pit”
in Chinese (Traditional) 樂池,樂隊席(舞臺前樂隊演奏的地方)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 乐池,乐队席(舞台前乐队演奏的地方)…
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