odeum definition

  • noun:
    • A small building of old Greece and Rome used for community shows of music and poetry.
    • A contemporary theater or show hall.
    • alternate as a type of odeon.
    • See odeon.
    • In anc. Gr. arch., among a course of structures akin to theaters, designed mainly for community performance of musical contests of varied kinds.
    • thus presently time, a name occasionally fond of a theater, or even to a hall or other framework specialized in musical or dramatic representations.

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