bron·​te·​um | \ brän‧ˈtēəm\
variants: or less commonly bronteon \ -​ēən , -​ēˌän \
plural -s

Definition of bronteum

: a device used in the ancient Greek and Roman theater for making a sound of thunder originally by means of bronze jars or skins filled with stones

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History and Etymology for bronteum

Greek bronteion, from brontēthunder

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