- Also called parquet circle. the rear section of seats, and sometimes also the side sections, of the main floor of a theater, concert hall, or opera house.
- an ornamental arrangement of flower beds of different shapes and sizes.
Origin of parterre
Examples from the Web for parterre
Historical Examples of parterre
Then, on emerging from the wood, on again reaching the parterre, he raised his eyes.The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete
But she resumed: 'Would you like to go into the flower-garden, the parterre?Abbe Mouret's Transgression
His evenings were largely spent in the parterre of the opera.The False Chevalier
William Douw Lighthall
And he returned through the parterre with slow and melancholy steps.The Man in the Iron Mask
Alexandre Dumas, Pere
And again the working bees, down in the parterre, attracted his attention.The History of Sir Richard Calmady
- a formally patterned flower garden
- British and Irish the pit in a theatre
- US another name for parquet circle