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Pronunciation:  'grawndling

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  in Elizabethan theater: a playgoer in the cheap standing section

GROUNDLING is a 10 letter word that starts with G.


 See Also: playgoer, theatergoer, theatregoer



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ground"ling\, n. [Ground + -ling.]
1. (Zo["o]l.) A fish that keeps at the bottom of the water,
   as the loach.

2. A spectator in the pit of a theater, which formerly was on
   the ground, and without floor or benches.

         No comic buffoon to make the groundlings laugh.

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