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theater Idioms & Phrases


arena theater

  • noun a theater arranged with seats around at least three sides of the stage
    arena theater.
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dinner theater

  • noun a theater at which dinner is included in the price of admission
    dinner theatre.
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guerrilla theater

  • noun dramatization of a social issue; enacted outside in a park or on the street
    guerrilla theater.
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home theater

  • noun television and video equipment designed to reproduce in the home the experience of being in a movie theater
    home theatre.
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little theater

  • noun a small theater for experimental drama or collegiate or community groups
    little theatre.
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movie theater

  • noun a theater where films are shown
    picture palace; movie theatre; movie house; cinema.
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musical theater

  • noun a play or film whose action and dialogue is interspersed with singing and dancing
    musical; musical comedy.
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operating theater

  • noun a room in a hospital equipped for the performance of surgical operations
    operating theatre; OR; surgery; operating room.
    • great care is taken to keep the operating rooms aseptic
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street theater

  • noun dramatization of a social issue; enacted outside in a park or on the street
    guerrilla theater.
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theater company

  • noun a company that produces plays
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theater critic

  • noun a critic of theatrical performances
    drama critic.
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theater curtain

  • noun a hanging cloth that conceals the stage from the view of the audience; rises or parts at the beginning and descends or closes between acts and at the end of a performance
    theatre curtain.
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theater director

  • noun someone who supervises the actors and directs the action in the production of a show
    director; theatre director.
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theater in the round

  • noun a theater arranged with seats around at least three sides of the stage
    arena theater.
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theater light

  • noun any of various lights used in a theater
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theater of operations

  • noun a region in which active military operations are in progress
    theater; theatre of operations; theatre; field of operations; field.
    • the army was in the field awaiting action
    • he served in the Vietnam theater for three years
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theater of the absurd

  • noun plays stressing the irrational or illogical aspects of life, usually to show that modern life is pointless
    • Samuel Beckett and Eugene Ionesco have written plays for the theater of the absurd
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theater of war

  • noun the entire land, sea, and air area that may become or is directly involved in war operations
    theatre of war.
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theater prompter

  • noun someone who assists a performer by providing the next words of a forgotten speech
    prompter.
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theater stage

  • noun a stage in a theater on which actors can perform
    theatre stage.
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theater ticket

  • noun a ticket good for admission to a theater
    theatre ticket.
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vaudeville theater

  • noun a theater in which vaudeville is staged
    vaudeville theatre; music hall.
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"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."

-Stephen King on J.K Rowling's excessive use of adverbs.

Fear not the Adverb Hell!

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