footlight

US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈfʊtˌlaɪt/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(fŏŏtlīt′)



WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
foot•light /ˈfʊtˌlaɪt/USA pronunciation   n. [countable]
  1. Show BusinessUsually,  footlights. [plural] the lights at the front of a stage that are nearly on a level with the feet of the performers.
  2. Show Businessthe footlights, [plural] the acting profession.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
foot•light  (fŏŏtlīt′),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Show BusinessUsually,  footlights. [Theat.]the lights at the front of a stage that are nearly on a level with the feet of the performers.
  2. Show Businessthe footlights, the stage;
    acting profession.
  • foot + light1 1830–40

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