AskDefine | Define playhouse

Dictionary Definition

playhouse n : plaything consisting of a small model of a house that children can play inside of [syn: wendy house]

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English

Etymology

play + house

Noun

  1. A theater; a venue for performing plays.

Extensive Definition

Playhouse is a common Elizabethan term for a theatre, especially those built in London such as The Globe.
Playhouse can also refer to:

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Elizabethan theater, Globe Theatre, Greek theater, amphitheater, arena theater, auditorium, cabaret, circle theater, club, concert hall, cubby, cubbyhole, doghouse, hall, hole, house, little theater, music hall, night spot, nightclub, opera, opera house, outdoor theater, pigeonhole, pinch, showboat, theater, theater-in-the-round, theatron, tight spot, tight squeeze
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