Origin of marquee
Examples from the Web for marquee
Contemporary Examples of marquee
I was going to ask if you had nerves about opening on Broadway without a marquee name.Nigel Lythgoe on How to Save Reality TV, ‘On the Town,’ and ‘Brokeback Ballroom’
October 22, 2014
A movie theater in Georgia showing the film PT 109 decorated its marquee with this message: “See how the Japs almost got Kennedy.”A Brief History of Wingnuts in America; From George Washington to Woodstock
August 17, 2014
It turned out that Steven Spielberg—and other marquee names—had beaten me to it.There’s Nothing Wrong—and a Lot That’s Right—About Copying Other Artists
January 26, 2014
In Georgia, a movie theatre showing the film PT109 decorated its marquee with this message: "See how the Japs almost got Kennedy."Hating Kennedy
November 23, 2013
It is four years since the Republicans have won a marquee race in Virginia, and now both Virginia senators are Democrats.Election Night 2013: The Center Speaks
November 6, 2013
Historical Examples of marquee
They took him up to the marquee of the Surgeon of the Division.Red-Tape and Pigeon-Hole Generals
William H. Armstrong
The sentry has forsaken his post, leaving the marquee unguarded.The Lone Ranche
Captain Mayne Reid
But the band is striking up; we must adjourn to the marquee.
But pardon me: we are nearing the marquee; the band is striking up, and, alas!
He said that he would see and led her across the enclosure toward the marquee.Aladdin of London
Sir Max Pemberton
Word Origin for marquee
1680s, "large tent," from French marquise (mistaken in English as a plural) "linen canopy placed over an officer's tent to distinguish it from others,' " fem. of marquis (see marquis), and perhaps indicating "a place suitable for a marquis." Sense of "canopy over the entrance to a hotel or theater, etc." first recorded 1912 in American English.