ten-twenty-thirty


ten-twenty-thirty
\\ˈ ̷ ̷ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷\ noun or ten-twent-thirt \\ˈ ̷ ̷ˈtwentˈthərt\
Etymology: so called from the prices in cents of seats
: a cheap and typically melodramatic theatrical entertainment; also : a theater or touring company offering such entertainment

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