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Meaning of PROSCENIUM

Pronunciation:  pru'seeneeum

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the wall that separates the stage from the auditorium in a modern theater
  2. [n]  the part of a modern theater stage between the curtain and the orchestra (i.e., in front of the curtain)
 

PROSCENIUM is a 10 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: apron, forestage, proscenium wall
 
 See Also: footlight, footlights, prompt box, prompter's box, proscenium arch, stage, theater stage, theatre stage, wall

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Pro*sce"ni*um\, n.; pl. {Proscenia}. [L., fr. Gr. ?;
? before + ? a tent, a wooden stage, the stage. See {Scene}.]
1. (Anc. Theater) The part where the actors performed; the
   stage.

2. (Modern Theater) The part of the stage in front of the
   curtain; sometimes, the curtain and its framework.



 

 

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