foyer

Part of speech: noun

A public room near the auditorium and lobby, as in a theater, etc.

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Usage examples "foyer":

  1. The auditorium was well filled in pit, dress- circle and gallery when Kent and his guest edged their way through the standing committee in the foyer; but by dint of careful searching they succeeded in finding two seats well around to the left, with a balcony pillar to separate them from their nearest neighbors. - "The Grafters", Francis Lynde.
  2. The dining room where they sat now was situated to one side of the wide entry foyer, across from the parlor and next to the smoky kitchen, a long stone room set off to the side. - "Caribbee", Thomas Hoover.
  3. In the foyer at seven o'clock Sara Juke met Charley Chubb, and he slid up quite frankly behind her and kissed her on the lips. - "Every Soul Hath Its Song", Fannie Hurst.