• IPA: /mɑː(ɹ)ˈkiː/

marquee (plural marquees)

  1. (British, Australia, NZ) A large tent with open sides, used for outdoors entertainment.
  2. (US) A projecting canopy over an entrance, especially one with a sign that displays the name of the establishment or other information of it.
  3. (US, by generalization) Lights that turn on and off in sequence, or scrolling text, as these are common elements on a marquee.
    Synonyms: chase lights, chaser lights
  4. (Internet) A banner on a web page displaying text that scrolls horizontally.
  5. (computing) In graphical editing software, a special selection tool, used to highlight a portion of an image.
    Synonyms: marching ants
    Rectangular Marquee Tool
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  • German: Lauftext, Laufschrift

marquee (not comparable)

  1. Most famous; preeminent.

marquee (marquees, present participle marqueeing; past and past participle marqueed)

  1. (GUI) To select (an object or region) with the marquee selection tool.

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