dress circle ExamplesWord Origin noun
- a circular or curving division of seats in a theater, opera house, etc., usually the first gallery, originally set apart for spectators in evening dress.
Origin of dress circle First recorded in 1815–25 Examples from the Web for dress circle Historical Examples of dress circle
Others were swarming about the outer row of dress-circle seats.
The dress-circle forgot its reticence and joined in the tumult of applause.
In the Boxes and Dress-circle are friends and relations of the Author.
It sounds so odd—anyway, I breathe again when I think that I might have missed a perfect thing by sitting in the dress-circle.
At this moment Conn extricated himself from the crowd, and hurried back into the dress-circle.
British Dictionary definitions for dress circle dress circle noun
- a tier of seats in a theatre or other auditorium, usually the first gallery above the ground floor