- a person or thing that torments
Origin of tormentorbecause it can obstruct the view of those sitting at the sidesTheater a flat or curtain that projects out onto either side of the proscenium stage, for concealing the wings and backstage from the audience
Origin of tormentorMiddle English tormentour from Old French tormenteor
Also sp. tor·ment′er
- One that torments.
- A hanging at each side of a stage directly behind the proscenium that serves to block the wing area and sidelights from the audience.
- A sound-absorbent screen used on a movie set, used to prevent echo.
torment + -or