bronteum

noun
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

History and Etymology for bronteum

Greek bronteion, from brontēthunder

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“Bronteum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bronteum. Accessed 26 Sep. 2022.

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