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noun [countable] ticket pronunciation in American English /ˈtɪkɪt/
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  1. 1
    a piece of paper that shows you have paid to go into a place of entertainment such as a movie theater or football game

    a movie/theater ticket

    ticket for:

    He got tickets for the first game of the season.

    Synonyms and related words
    1. a.
      a piece of paper that shows you have paid for a trip on a train, airplane, etc.

      a train/bus/plane ticket

      a round-trip ticket (=for a trip to a place and back again):

      I’d like a round-trip ticket to Sydney.

      a one-way ticket (=for a trip to a place, but not back again):

      You expect a one-way ticket to be cheaper.

    2. b.
      a piece of paper with a number on it that wins you a prize in a game if your number is chosen

      a lottery/raffle ticket

    3. d.
      [only before noun] involving tickets, or selling them

      Ticket sales have been going well.

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