theater

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Pronunciation[change]

  • (US) IPA (key): /ˈθi(ə)tɚ/
  • (Canada) IPA (key): /ˈθi(ə)tɚ/ or /ˈθi.eɪ.tɚ/
  • (UK) IPA (key): /ˈθiːə.tə/ or /ˈθɪə.tə/
  • (NZ) IPA (key): /ˈθiətə/ or [ˈθiə̯tɜ] or [ˈθiə̯ɾɜ]
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Noun[change]

Singular
theater

Plural
theaters

Actors on a stage in a theater
  1. (countable) (US) A theater is a building with a big room with a stage and places for many people to sit, so that people can watch a play with actors in it.
    We went to the theater to watch a play by Shakespeare.
  2. (countable) (US) A theater is a place where movies are shown.
    We'll make it to the theater on time, there's twenty-nine minutes left before the movie starts.