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balcony definition


This page has two definitions of balcony in English. Balcony is a noun. Also define these 0 related words and terms: .


Neoclassical balcony in Paris
Art Nouveau balcony in Paris


From Italian balcone (balcony, floor-length window), from Old Italian balcone (scaffold) from Lombardic *balk, *balko (beam), from Proto-Germanic *balkô (beam), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰelǵ- (beam, pile, prop). Akin to Old High German balco, balcho (beam), Old English balca (beam, ridge). More at balk.


  • IPA(key): /ˈbælkəni/, (obsolete) /bælˈkəʊni/
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balcony (plural balconies)

  1. (architecture) An accessible structure extending from a building, especially outside a window.
    • 1834, Letitia Elizabeth Landon, Francesca Carrara, volume 2, page 132:
      I sprang a step forward; when two shadows were distinctly traced on the moonlit myrtle! Then two figures stood upon the balcony. A young cavalier jumped from the balustrade, and hurried down the path that led to the garden, where I well remember a gate opened on an unfrequented lane.
    • 2002, The Message translation of The Bible, Book of Acts 10:9–13
      The next day as the three travelers were approaching the town, Peter went out on the balcony to pray.
  2. An accessible structure overlooking a stage or the like.

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