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proscenium arch

Definition of proscenium arch

  1. :  an arch that is over the front of a stage



Word by Word Definitions

prosceniumplay
  1. :  the stage of an ancient Greek or Roman theater

    :  the part of a modern stage in front of the curtain

    :  the wall that separates the stage from the auditorium and provides the arch that frames it

archplay
  1. :  a typically curved structural member spanning an opening and serving as a support (as for the wall or other weight above the opening)

    :  something resembling an arch in form or function

    :  either of two vaulted portions of the bony structure of the foot that impart elasticity to it

  1. :  to cover or provide with an arch

    :  to form into an arch

    :  to form an arch

  1. :  principal, chief

    :  mischievous, saucy

    :  marked by a deliberate and often forced playfulness, irony, or impudence


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