velarium

play
noun ve·lar·i·um \vi-ˈler-ē-əm\

Definition of velarium

plural

-ia

\-ē-ə\
  1. :  an awning over an ancient Roman theater or amphitheater

Origin and Etymology of velarium

Latin, from velum curtain


First Known Use: 1834


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up velarium? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a Mesopotamian temple tower

Get Word of the Day daily email!