odeon definition

  • noun:
    • a historical Greek or Roman building useful for performances of music and poetry.
    • a contemporary theatre or show hall.
    • A kind of movie theater in old Greece, smaller than the remarkable movie theater and roofed-over, by which poets and artists submitted their works to the endorsement of the public, and contended for awards; -- ergo, in modern use, title of a hall for music or dramatic activities.
    • See odeum.

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