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a subtle difference in or shade of meaning, expression, or sound: the nuances of facial expression and body language.
verb [with object]
give nuances to: the effect of the music is nuanced by the social situation of listeners.
the nuances of light are very effective: FINE DISTINCTION, subtle difference; shade, shading, gradation, variation, degree; subtlety, nicety, overtone.
late 18th century: from French, ‘shade, subtlety’, from nuer ‘to shade’, based on Latin nubes ‘cloud’.
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bleachers (North American) /ˈbli·tʃərz/
(in a building or structure for viewing sports) Seats that are usually not covered and often farthest from the action.
A cheap bench seat at a sports arena, typically in an outdoor uncovered stand.
Down the left and right field lines are several bleachers that are accessible for general admission use.
The district installed additional bleachers to accommodate an expected turnout of more than 4,000.
The bleachers have been given cultural connotations of the innocence of high school and youth.