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proscenium

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noun pro·sce·ni·um \prō-ˈsē-nē-əm\

Simple Definition of proscenium

  • : the part of a stage that is in front of the curtain

Full Definition of proscenium

  1. 1 a :  the stage of an ancient Greek or Roman theater b :  the part of a modern stage in front of the curtain c :  the wall that separates the stage from the auditorium and provides the arch that frames it

  2. 2 a :  foreground 1 b :  foreground 2

Examples of proscenium

  1. The host walked onto the proscenium.



Origin of proscenium

Latin, from Greek proskēnion front of the building forming the background for a dramatic performance, stage, from pro- + skēnē building forming the background for a dramatic performance — more at scene


First Known Use: 1606

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