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"foyer" in British English

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foyernoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈfɔɪ.eɪ/
a ​largeopenarea just inside the ​entrance of a ​publicbuilding such as a ​theatre or a ​hotel, where ​people can ​wait and ​meet each other: I'll ​see you ​downstairs in the foyer in ​half an ​hour. US (UK hall) the ​room in a ​house or ​apartmentleading from the ​frontdoor to other ​rooms, where things like ​coats and ​hats are ​kept
(Definition of foyer from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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foyernoun [C]

 us   /ˈfɔɪ·ər, ˈfɔɪ·eɪ/
a ​large, ​openarea just inside the ​entrance of a ​publicbuilding such as a ​theater or ​hotel; ​lobby A foyer is also the ​room in a ​house or ​apartment that ​leads from the ​frontdoor to other ​rooms.
(Definition of foyer from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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