• IPA: /ˈbælkəni/

balcony (plural balconies)

  1. (architectural element) An accessible structure#Noun|structure extending from a building#Noun|building, especially outside a window.
    • "The next day as the three travelers were approaching the town, Peter went out on the balcony to pray."—Book of Acts 10:9–13, The Message translation
  2. An accessible structure overlooking a stage#Noun|stage or the like.
    • 1963, Margery Allingham, chapter 3, in The China Governess: A Mystery, London: Chatto & Windus, OCLC 483591931 ↗:
      Sepia Delft tiles surrounded the fireplace, their crudely drawn Biblical scenes in faded cyclamen blending with the pinkish pine, while above them, instead of a mantelshelf, there was an archway high enough to form a balcony with slender balusters and a tapestry-hung wall behind.
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