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dress circle

noun
1.
a circular or curving division of seats in a theater, opera house, etc., usually the first gallery, originally set apart for spectators in evening dress.
Origin
1815-1825
1815-25
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Examples from the web for dress circle
  • The dress circle curved in a perfect semicircle to allow the placing of a movable floor over the parquet seats.
  • The officers occupied the boxes, while delegates filled the dress circle, orchestra and balcony.
British Dictionary definitions for dress circle

dress circle

noun
1.
a tier of seats in a theatre or other auditorium, usually the first gallery above the ground floor
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