Translation of "theatre" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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UK US theater uk /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 兰心剧院
a lecture theatre 报告厅

[ C ] UK →  operating theatre


More examples

  • Please exit the theatre by the side doors.
  • I'd far rather go to the theatre than watch a video.
  • All the major theatres now have sponsors, especially for high-cost productions.
  • We had seats in the front row of the theatre.
  • The theatre managed to boost its audiences by cutting ticket prices.

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. 他最新的剧作观众和戏剧评论家都很喜欢。
She made her career in the theatre. 她从事戏剧事业。

More examples

  • In the 70s he was the enfant terrible of the theatre.
  • He doesn't really know a thing about the theatre - he's just posing!
  • The arts festival is pre-eminently a festival of theatre.
  • She has shunned publicity since she retired from the theatre.
  • There's a lot of straight theatre at the festival as well as the newer, more experimental stuff.

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. 她流眼泪纯粹是在做戏。

theatre noun (MILITARY)

[ C ] an area or place in which important military events happen

a theatre of war 战场

(Translation of “theatre” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)