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 Kids can play with castles, pirate ships, hospitals, farms, bakeries, Santa’s workshop, even a Roman coliseum. David Kindy, Smithsonian, "How Playmobil Went From a Simple, Smiling Figure to a Worldwide Sensation," 3 Dec. 2019 Toronto's environs sat in for the Motor City, so Cobo is played by a coliseum in Hamilton, Ontario. Julie Hinds, Freep.com, "These are the 50 most essential movies set in Michigan," 12 Dec. 2019 The Who last appeared in Cincinnati at a concert in the coliseum in December of 1975. Jeff Suess, Cincinnati.com, "The Who concert tragedy 40 years ago: Stampede kills 11 persons at Coliseum rock concert," 3 Dec. 2019 The Who last appeared in Cincinnati at a concert in the coliseum in December of 1975. The Enquirer, USA TODAY, "The Who concert stampede left 11 people dead 40 years ago. Here's what newspaper coverage looked like," 3 Dec. 2019 Blue and green lightsabers swirl throughout the coliseum (with one purple exception for Mace), but the Jedi are outnumbered, and only a small group survives. James Hibberd, EW.com, "Inside the Star Wars prequels' 3 best lightsaber fights," 22 Nov. 2019 Media accounts of the construction of the coliseum make little reference to the families that were displaced by the project and the story of Adamstown has faded to the background in the decades since. Jon Hale, The Courier-Journal, "Kentucky basketball to honor African American community displaced by Memorial Coliseum," 31 Oct. 2019 The community shrank in size over time before its final homes were demolished to build the coliseum. Jon Hale, The Courier-Journal, "Kentucky basketball to honor African American community displaced by Memorial Coliseum," 31 Oct. 2019 Since then, events have conspired to return Mr. Romney back into the dirty coliseum of politics. Mark Leibovich, New York Times, "Donald Trump’s Gift to Mitt Romney: Relevance," 26 Oct. 2019

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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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31 Dec 2019

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“Coliseum.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/coliseum?pronunciation&lang=en_us&dir=c&file=colise01. Accessed 26 January 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of coliseum

chiefly US : 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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