- 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