marquee Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"marquee" in British English

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marqueenoun [C]

uk   /mɑːˈkiː/  us   /mɑːr-/

marquee noun [C] (TENT)

UK a ​largetent used for ​eating and ​drinking in at ​eventsheldmainlyoutside that ​involve a lot of ​people: We're ​planning to ​hold the ​weddingreception in a marquee in the ​garden.

marquee noun [C] (ROOF)

US a roof-like ​structure that ​sticks out over the ​entrance to a ​publicbuilding, ​especially a ​theatre, and on which there is usually a ​sign

marqueeadjective [before noun]

uk   /mɑːˈkiː/  us   /mɑːr-/ US
being the ​mainperformer or ​sportsperson in a show, ​film, ​sportsevent, etc. or being the ​performer, etc. whose ​name will ​attract most ​people to the show, ​film, etc.: The ​studiochiefswanted a marquee name in the ​leadrole, not some ​unknown.
(Definition of marquee from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"marquee" in American English

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marqueenoun [C]

 us   /mɑrˈki/
a ​coveredentrance to a ​theater with a ​sign that ​shows the ​names of the ​movies or ​play that you can ​see
(Definition of marquee from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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