auditorium

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˌɔːdɪˈtɔːrɪəm/

US:USA pronuncation: IPAUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˌɔdɪˈtɔriəm/

US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(ô′di tôrē əm, -tōr-)


Inflections of 'auditorium' (nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.):
auditoriums
nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors."
auditoria
nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors."

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
au•di•to•ri•um /ˌɔdɪˈtɔriəm/USA pronunciation   n.[countable]pl.  -to•ri•ums or, sometimes, -to•ri•a 
    /-ˈtɔriə/.USA pronunciation  
  1. Architecturethe space in a theater, school, or other public building for the audience:The school band performed in the auditorium.
  2. Architecturea building for public gatherings;
    hall.
See -aud-.
WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
au•di•to•ri•um  (ô′di tôrē əm, -tōr-),USA pronunciation n., pl.  -to•ri•ums, -to•ri•a 
    (ô′di tôrē əm, -tōr-),USA pronunciation 
  1. the space set apart for the audience in a theater, school, or other public building.
  2. a building for public gatherings;
    hall.
  • Latin: lecture hall; see auditor, -tory2
  • 1720–30

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
auditorium /ˌɔːdɪˈtɔːrɪəm/ n ( pl -toriums, -toria / -ˈtɔːrɪə/)
  1. the area of a concert hall, theatre, school, etc, in which the audience sits
  2. US Canadian a building for public gatherings or meetings
Etymology: 17th Century: from Latin: a judicial examination, from audītōrius concerning a hearing; see auditory
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