cothurnus

noun
co·​thur·​nus | \ kō-ˈthər-nəs How to pronounce cothurnus (audio) \
plural cothurni\ kō-​ˈthər-​ˌnī How to pronounce cothurni (audio) , -​(ˌ)nē \

Definition of cothurnus

1 or less commonly cothurn \ ˈkō-​ˌthərn How to pronounce cothurn (audio) , kō-​ˈthərn \ : a high thick-soled laced boot worn by actors in Greek and Roman tragic drama
2 : the dignified somewhat stilted style of ancient tragedy

First Known Use of cothurnus

1606, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for cothurnus

Latin, from Greek kothornos

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