Definition of Footlights

1. Noun. Theater light at the front of a stage that illuminate the set and actors.

Group relationships: Apron, Forestage, Proscenium
Generic synonyms: Theater Light
Language type: Plural, Plural Form



Definition of Footlights

1. Noun. (plural of footlight) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Footlights

1. footlight [n] - See also: footlight

Footlights Pictures

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Footlights

footle
footle about
footle around
footle away
footled
footler
footlers
footles
footless
footlessly
footlessness
footlessnesses
footlicker
footlickers
footlight
footlights (current term)
footlike
footling
footling presentation
footlings
footlocker
footlockers
footlog
footlong
footlongs
footloose
footloose and fancy free
footlooseness
footly
footman

Literary usage of Footlights

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1. The Mimic World and Public Exhibitions: Their History, Their Morals, and Effects by Olive Logan (1871)
"The Moral Aspects of Life Behind the Scenes and Before the footlights. ... The moral aspects of life behind the scenes and before the footlights have often ..."

2. Dean Swift by Sophie Shilleto Smith (1910)
"CHAPTER III IN THE BLAZE OF THE footlights THERE is nothing more dazzling, nothing which more completely shuts off outer existence, than the glare of the ..."

3. Folio (1882)
"... The maiden stood in the footlights' glare, RU»KW your subscription now, if U expires with the December issue. Do not wait until it is too late to secure ..."

4. High School Buildings by William Conrad Bruce (1919)
"footlights are installed in a gutter across the ture are given, or other demonstrations are made. In addition to the stereopticon, the motion picture is ..."

5. Bench and Bar in California: History, Anecdotes, Reminiscences by Oscar Tully Shuck (1889)
"... O'Conor and Joseph H. Choate of New York—Association With Eugene Casserly in San Francisco—Selling The Mercantile Library—Before The footlights—Writes A ..."

6. How Women May Earn a Living by Helen Churchill Hungerford Candee (1900)
"CHAPTER III footlights THERE is one class of people who shrink with aversion from the thought of earning a living on the stage, and another who look upon it ..."

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