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"balcony" in British English

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balconynoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈbæl.kə.ni/
  • balcony noun [C] (ON BUILDING)

B1 an ​area with a ​wall or ​bars around it that is ​joined to the ​outsidewall of a ​building on an ​upperlevel: We had a ​drink on the ​hotel balcony.
  • balcony noun [C] (IN THEATRE)

C2 an ​area of ​seats at an ​upperlevel in a ​theatre: Our ​seats are in ​row F of the balcony.
(Definition of balcony from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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balconynoun [C]

 us   /ˈbæl·kə·ni/
a ​narrowfloor that is ​attached to the ​outsidewall of a ​building above the ​ground, usually with ​sides or ​bars, or an ​area of ​seats at an ​upperlevel in a ​theater: Our ​hotelroom has a balcony that ​looks out over the ​pool.
(Definition of balcony from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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