Proscenium Definition

prō-sēnē-əm, prə-
proscenia, prosceniums
noun
proscenia, prosceniums
The area of a modern theater that is located between the curtain and the orchestra.
American Heritage
The stage of an ancient Greek or Roman theater.
Webster's New World
The apron of a stage.
Webster's New World
The plane separating the stage proper from the audience and including the arch (proscenium arch) and the curtain within it.
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Proscenium

Noun

Singular:
proscenium
Plural:
proscenia, prosceniums

Origin of Proscenium

  • From Latin proscaenium (“in front of the scenery"), from Ancient Greek προσκήνιον (proskÄ“nion), from πρό (pro, “before") + σκηνή (skÄ“nÄ“, “scene building").

    From Wiktionary

  • Latin proscēnium from Greek proskēnion pro- before pro–2 skēnē buildings at the back of the stage

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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