parquet circle

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parquet circle

n.
The part of the main floor of a theater that lies under the balcony section. Also called parterre.

parquet circle

n
(Theatre) US the seating area of the main floor of a theatre that lies to the rear of the auditorium and underneath the balcony. Also called: parterre

par•terre

(pɑrˈtɛər)

n.
1. Also called parquet circle. the rear section of seats on the main floor of a theater, opera house, etc., under the balcony.
2. an arrangement of ornamental flower beds separated by walks.
[1630–40; < French, n. use of phrase par terre on the ground]
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Noun1.parquet circle - seating at the rear of the main floor (beneath the balconies)
seating, seating area, seating room, seats - an area that includes places where several people can sit; "there is seating for 40 students in this classroom"
theater, theatre, house - a building where theatrical performances or motion-picture shows can be presented; "the house was full"
References in classic literature ?
Far down there in the orchestra circle was the one woman in all the world, so different, so terrifically different, from these two girls of his class, that he could feel for them only pity and sorrow.