exeunt

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ex·​e·​unt ˈek-sē-(ˌ)ənt How to pronounce exeunt (audio)
-ˌu̇nt
used as a stage direction to specify that all or certain named characters leave the stage

Word History

Etymology

borrowed from Latin, third person plural present indicative of exeō, exīre "to come or go out" — more at exit entry 1

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of exeunt was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Exeunt.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/exeunt. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

exeunt

ex·​e·​unt ˈek-sē-(ˌ)ənt How to pronounce exeunt (audio)
used as a stage direction to indicate that all or some characters leave the stage
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