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noun, plural balconies.
a balustraded or railed elevated platform projecting from the wall of a building.
a gallery in a theater.

1610–20; < Italian balcone balcony, floor-length window < Langobardic (compare Old High German balc(h)o, accusative singular balcon beam; see balk); sense extended from the beam over an aperture to the aperture itself

balconied, adjective
unbalconied, adjective
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balcony (ˈbælkənɪ)
n , pl -nies
1.  a platform projecting from the wall of a building with a balustrade or railing along its outer edge, often with access from a door or window
2.  a gallery in a theatre or auditorium, above the dress circle
3.  (US), (Canadian) any circle or gallery in a theatre or auditorium including the dress circle
[C17: from Italian balcone, probably from Old High German balko beam; see balk]

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1610s, from It. balcone, from balco "scaffold" (from Langobardic *balko- "beam," cf. O.E. balca "beam, ridge;" see balk) + It. augmentative suffix -one. Till c.1825, regularly accented on the second syllable.
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