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Date: 1600-1700
Language: French
Origin: marquise 'wife of a marquis'


Related topics: Theatre, Outdoor
mar‧quee [countable]
1 British EnglishDLO a large tent at an outdoor event or large party, used especially for eating or drinking in
2 American EnglishAPT a large sign above the door of a theatre or cinema which covers the entrance and gives the name of the play or film
3 American English

; marquee player, actor etc

someone who people want to see because they are good or famous

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