dress circle

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noun

a circular or curving division of seats in a theater, opera house, etc., usually the first gallery, originally set apart for spectators in evening dress.

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Origin of dress circle

First recorded in 1815–25

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British Dictionary definitions for dress circle

dress circle

noun

a tier of seats in a theatre or other auditorium, usually the first gallery above the ground floor
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