odeum

play
noun ode·um \ō-ˈdē-əm, ˈō-dē-\

Definition of odeum

plural

odea

play \ō-ˈdē-ə, ˈō-dē-\
  1. 1 :  a small roofed theater of ancient Greece and Rome used chiefly for competitions in music and poetry

  2. 2 :  a theater or concert hall

Origin and Etymology of odeum

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


First Known Use: circa 1610


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