Definition of proscenium noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//prəˈsiːniəm//
; NAmE NAmE//prəˈsiːniəm//
In the theatre
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the part of the stage in a theatre that is in front of the curtain a traditional theatre with a proscenium arch (= one that forms a frame for the stage where the curtain is opened) Wordfinderbackdrop, costume, curtain, footlights, prop, proscenium, scenery, set, stage, the wings See related entries: In the theatre Word Originearly 17th cent.: via Latin from Greek proskēnion, from pro ‘before’ + skēnē ‘stage’.
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