coliseum

noun
col·​i·​se·​um | \ ˌkä-lə-ˈsē-əm How to pronounce coliseum (audio) \

Definition of coliseum

1 capitalized : colosseum sense 1
2 : a large sports stadium or building designed like the Colosseum for public entertainments

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Examples of coliseum in a Sentence

the local coliseum is a standard stop for rock bands on tour
Recent Examples on the Web Bond #9’s scents are top, the coliseum, the Louvre museum. Josh Max, Forbes, 28 Dec. 2021 The deaths called to mind a 1979 concert for The Who where 11 people died and about two dozen were injured as thousands of fans tried to get into Cincinnati’s riverfront coliseum. BostonGlobe.com, 6 Nov. 2021 The deaths called to mind a 1979 concert for The Who where 11 people died and about two dozen were injured as thousands of fans tried to get into Cincinnati’s riverfront coliseum. orlandosentinel.com, 6 Nov. 2021 This just in — no professional — or collegiate-level football coliseum, dome or field exists in Alaska. Matt Nevala, Anchorage Daily News, 14 Oct. 2021 Behind schedule, the ballot review had to be halted on May 14 because the coliseum had been reserved for high school graduations. Eric Bradner, CNN, 24 Sep. 2021 The film’s narrative was conceived more than 10 years ago, whereas enacting death games has been around since at least Roman coliseum times. San Diego Union-Tribune, 29 Oct. 2021 Just two doors of the coliseum were opened when people heard the band testing sound equipment and the crowd began surging forward at about 7:30 p.m. Jeanne Houck, The Enquirer, 8 Nov. 2021 More importantly, Kendall and his siblings have been trained since birth to compete in Logan's emotional coliseum, battling it out for scraps of daddy's love and approval. Kristen Baldwin, EW.com, 4 Oct. 2021

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First Known Use of coliseum

1660, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for coliseum

Medieval Latin Colosseum, Colisseum

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The first known use of coliseum was in 1660

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7 Jan 2022

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“Coliseum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/coliseum. Accessed 19 Jan. 2022.

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coliseum

noun

English Language Learners Definition of coliseum

: a large stadium or building for sports or entertainment

coliseum

noun
col·​i·​se·​um | \ ˌkä-lə-ˈsē-əm How to pronounce coliseum (audio) \

Kids Definition of coliseum

: a large structure (as a stadium) for athletic contests or public entertainment

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