footlights

Part of speech: noun

Lights in a row near the front of the stage, as in a theater.

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Usage examples "footlights":

  1. Memories of the footlights were temporarily banished upon hearing this wonderful intelligence. - "Amarilly of Clothes-line Alley", Belle K. Maniates.
  2. You'll find the scenery isn't as pretty when you get close to it as it is when you see it from the other side of the footlights. - "Bunny Brown and his Sister Sue Giving a Show", Laura Lee Hope.
  3. It was the way a young man might talk in a novel; or better still, in a play, on the stage, close before the footlights, looking at the audience, and with every one looking at him, so that you wondered at his presence of mind. - "Washington Square", Henry James.