proscenium

noun pro·sce·ni·um \ prō-ˈsē-nē-əm \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of proscenium

1 a :the stage of an ancient Greek or Roman theater
b :the part of a modern stage in front of the curtain
c :the wall that separates the stage from the auditorium and provides the arch that frames it
2 a :foreground 1
b :foreground 2

Examples of proscenium in a Sentence

  1. The host walked onto the proscenium.

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Origin and Etymology of proscenium

Latin, from Greek proskēnion front of the building forming the background for a dramatic performance, stage, from pro- + skēnē building forming the background for a dramatic performance — more at scene

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PROSCENIUM Defined for English Language Learners

proscenium

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Definition of proscenium for English Language Learners

  • : the part of a stage that is in front of the curtain



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