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amphitheatre

noun [C] uk UK ( US amphitheater)   /ˈæm.fɪˌθɪə.tər/ us    /-fəˌθiː.ə.t̬ɚ/
a circular or oval area of ground around which rows of seats are arranged on a steep slope, for watching plays, sports, etc. outside a large hall for lectures in which the rows of seats are arranged on a slope
Translations of “amphitheatre”
in Spanish anfiteatro…
in French amphithéâtre…
in German das Amphitheater…
in Chinese (Traditional) (露天)圓形劇場(或競技場)…
in Chinese (Simplified) (露天)圆形剧场(或竞技场)…
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