American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Lights placed in a row along the front of a stage floor.
- n. The theater as a profession.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In theaters, a row of lights placed on the front of the stage, nearly on a level with the feet of the performers. Formerly called floats.
- n. Plural form of footlight.
- n. theater light at the front of a stage that illuminate the set and actors
“Being behind the footlights was a constant struggle.”
“Its rewards are abundant in friendships as well as in cash, and the happiness radiated to you from behind the footlights is the direct result of the happiness that permeates the very being of the smiling favorite of the gods whose efforts to please you have met with your approbation.”
“The footlights are the equator of the theatre, separating the”
“It is very sparsely furnished, but near the footlights is a large gilt couch, on which Isabelle is lying fast asleep.”
“a little too much to be drawing for Dickens and that the footlights are the illumination of his scenic world, has so remarkable a sense of”
“From the footlights of Broadway to an ambulance in”
“Then I got to watch the third act from the footlights.”
“And in front of that, the stage is dotted with footlights for added effect.”
“People who find themselves in dire economic straits throughout America tomorrow may also be expected to turn to the red-curtained drama of mass violence in order to “send a message” across the footlights.”
“As former U.S. president George W. Bush spoke to a Saskatoon audience, I stood in the wings, sneaking a peek through the curtains at the spectators beyond the footlights.”
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