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The part of the main floor of a theater that lies under the balcony section. Also called parterre.
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(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
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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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|Noun||1.||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"
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