proscenium

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noun pro·sce·ni·um \prō-ˈsē-nē-əm\

Definition of proscenium

  1. 1a :  the stage of an ancient Greek or Roman theaterb :  the part of a modern stage in front of the curtainc :  the wall that separates the stage from the auditorium and provides the arch that frames it

  2. 2a :  foreground 1b :  foreground 2

Examples of proscenium in a sentence

  1. The host walked onto the proscenium.

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


First Known Use: 1606

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PROSCENIUM Defined for English Language Learners

proscenium

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noun pro·sce·ni·um \prō-ˈsē-nē-əm\

Definition of proscenium for English Language Learners

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



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