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A.Word.A.Day--greenroom

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This week's theme: words from theater.

greenroom or green room (GREEN-room) noun

A room in a studio or theater for performers to relax in before or after their appearances.

[There are various unproven theories about the origin of the term. The most popular one, though unconfirmed, is that the area was painted green as a respite from the bright stage lighting.]

See more usage examples of greenroom in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

-Anu Garg (words at wordsmith.org)

"Actress Alicia Silverstone, who was also in the greenroom, was not happy that her segment was next." Bryan Alexander and Mark Dagostino; The View Blowout: Behind the Scenes; People (New York); May 30, 2007.

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Propaganda is a soft weapon; hold it in your hands too long, and it will move about like a snake, and strike the other way. -Jean Anouilh, playwright (1910-1987)

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