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Meaning of marquee

mar•quee

Pronunciation: (mär-kē'), [key]
— n.
  1. a tall rooflike projection above a theater entrance, usually containing the name of a currently featured play or film and its stars.
  2. a rooflike shelter, as of glass, projecting above an outer door and over a sidewalk or a terrace.
  3. a large tent or tentlike shelter with open sides, esp. one for temporary use in outdoor entertainments, receptions, etc.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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