how to pronounce parterre


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parterre is pronounced in three syllables

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meanings of parterre


  1. A flowerbed, particularly an elevated one.
  2. A garden with paths between such flowerbeds.
  3. (theater) A part of the section of theater seats located on the ground floor, on the same level as the orchestra.
  4. The part of the ground-floor section behind the stalls and underneath the galleries; the pit.
  5. That part of a theater audience seated in the parterre, sometimes regarded as belonging to a lower social class.
  6. An apartment balcony.
  7. The part of the ground-floor section nearest the orchestra and the stage; the stalls.

parterre frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word parterre occurs in english on average 0.1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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