odeum

noun
ode·​um | \ō-ˈdē-əm, ˈō-dē- \
plural odea\ ō-​ˈdē-​ə , ˈō-​dē-​ \

Definition of odeum 

1 : a small roofed theater of ancient Greece and Rome used chiefly for competitions in music and poetry

2 : a theater or concert hall

First Known Use of odeum

circa 1610, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for odeum

Latin & Greek; Latin, from Greek ōideion, from ōidē song

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