Drury Lane

[ droor-ee ]

  1. a street in London, England, formerly notable for its theaters, named after the house Sir William Drury built there in the reign of Henry VIII.

  2. a famous theater (founded 1661) on Drury Lane in London, England.

  1. the theatrical district located on or near this street.

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How to use Drury Lane in a sentence

  • He would not go back to Drury Lane, however; as to that he was fully determined.

    Art in England | Dutton Cook
  • This lady had appointed to meet a gentlewoman at the Old Playhouse in Drury-lane, but extraordinary business prevented her coming.

  • Macready acknowledges that there were some corners in Drury Lane where a respectable woman might not venture.

    The English Stage | Augustin Filon
  • The tout-ensemble is smart, weird, pleasing and eminently suitable for a Drury Lane pantomime.

    Life and sport in China | Oliver G. Ready
  • Drury Lane was a dirty, neglected neighbourhood; and, in a room hired there, we conducted a service on Sunday nights.

British Dictionary definitions for Drury Lane

Drury Lane

/ (ˈdrʊərɪ) /

  1. a street in the West End of London, formerly famous for its theatres

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