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pur·lieu

 (pûrl′yo͞o, pûr′lo͞o)
n.
1. An outlying or neighboring area.
2. purlieus Outskirts; the environs.
3. A place that one frequents.

[Middle English purlewe, piece of land on the edge of a forest, probably alteration (influenced by Old French lieu, place) of porale, purale, royal perambulation, from Old French porale, from poraler, to traverse : por-, forth (from Latin prō-; see pro-1) + aler, aller, to go; see alley1.]
Translations

purlieus

[ˈpɜːljuːz] NPL (frm, hum) → alrededores mpl, inmediaciones fpl

purlieus

pl (liter)Umgebung f
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He thought Joe Fletcher's display of Purlieus, designed for the National Dance Company Wales, might offer a way around this problem and give lighting design exhibitions a more tactile quality.
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And resident designer Joe Fletcher and choreographer and dancer Lee Johnston present Purlieus, fusing movement with animation and light to create an immersive experience.