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theatre

noun uk UK (US theater)   /ˈθɪə.tər/ us    /ˈθiː.ə.t̬ɚ/

theatre noun (BUILDING/ROOM)

A2 [C] a building, room, or outside structure with rows of seats, each row usually higher than the one in front, from which people can watch a performance or other activity: the Lyceum Theatre a lecture theatrePublic entertainment venuesTheatres, cinemas and their parts [C] UK → operating theatreMedical places and organizationsSurgery

theatre noun (PERFORMING ARTS)

[S or U] (the writing or performance of) plays, opera, etc., written to be performed in public: His latest play has delighted theatre audiences and theatre critics alike. She made her career in the theatre.Theatre - general wordsCasting, roles and scripts

theatre noun (BEHAVIOUR)

[U] behaviour that is not sincere and is intended just to produce a particular effect or to attract attention: Her tears were pure theatre.Attention-seeking, distracting and showing offAffected and insincere

theatre noun (MILITARY)

[C] an area or place in which important military events happen: a theatre of warPlaces involved in military activity
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