Pronunciation: (mär-kē'), [key]
1. a tall rooflike projection above a theater entrance, usually containing the name of a currently featured play or film and its stars.
2. a rooflike shelter, as of glass, projecting above an outer door and over a sidewalk or a terrace.
3. Also,marquess,marquise. Brit.a large tent or tentlike shelter with open sides, esp. one for temporary use in outdoor entertainments, receptions, etc.
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