- a balustraded or railed elevated platform projecting from the wall of a building.
- a gallery in a theater.
Origin of balcony
Related Wordsbox, stoop, porch, mezzanine, platform, terrace, gallery, veranda, catwalk, portico, piazza, balustrade
Examples from the Web for balcony
Orchestra seats cost $100; mezzanine is $75; and balcony, $50.Here’s the Program for Women in the World Texas!
October 2, 2014
From a balcony on one side, a few people looked down on us as we entered, waving hello.Fighting Back With Faith: Inside the Yezidis’ Iraqi Temple
August 21, 2014
From his balcony overlooking the American embassy hangs a Palestinian flag.Gay Palestinians In Israel: The 'Invisible Men'
August 13, 2014
Because Thrones is basically a soap opera, of course a seething Lysa was watching Sansa and Baelish make out from her balcony.Game of Thrones’ Ep. 7 ‘Mockingbird’ Recap: Conscious Coupling (and Uncoupling)
May 19, 2014
Why does Don sit out in the cold at the end of the episode—alone on his balcony in his bathrobe?Jon Hamm on the Final Season of ‘Mad Men’ and the Advice He Got From Bryan Cranston and Tina Fey
April 14, 2014
He sat down on the edge of the balcony and stared out blankly.
Christine and Palmer Howe came in to see her, and to inspect the balcony, now finished.
Christine had stepped out on the balcony, and was speaking to K. just inside.
At first, by the aid of the furniture, she was able to get to the balcony.
She did not even go to the balcony, or to the window, as before.
- a platform projecting from the wall of a building with a balustrade or railing along its outer edge, often with access from a door or window
- a gallery in a theatre or auditorium, above the dress circle
- US and Canadian any circle or gallery in a theatre or auditorium including the dress circle
Word Origin and History for balcony
1610s, from Italian balcone, from balco "scaffold," from a Germanic source (perhaps Langobardic *balko- "beam," cf. Old English balca "beam, ridge;" see balk) + Italian augmentative suffix -one. Till c.1825, regularly accented on the second syllable.