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Definition of "marquee" []

  • A large tent, often with open sides, used chiefly for outdoor entertainment. (noun)
  • A rooflike structure, often bearing a signboard, projecting over an entrance, as to a theater or hotel. Also called marquise. (noun)
  • Being an athlete of exceptional skill and popularity: The team is hoping to sign a marquee player. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "marquee" in a sentence
  • "Certain marquee guys affect the play and effort of the rest of their defense."
  • "The Lusty Lady, the famous peepshow club on 1rst with the endlessly entertaining marquee, is closing."
  • "On the main marquee of these Games, they have been overshadowed by other individuals."
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