footlightsnoun [ plural ]uk /ˈfʊt.laɪts/ us /ˈfʊt.laɪts/
Examples from literature
- Already a stage-hand was turning up the footlights and dragging chairs and tables hither and thither.
- As the curtain rises the bare backs of the three women nearest the footlights gleam out white.
- Out in the glare of the footlights and looking into that sea of faces, we began to fight for that audience.
- Somewhat false impressions are produced upon critics nearer to the footlights than the back seats.
- The chorus ranged themselves to right and left as he strode forward and waved the tricolor above the footlights.