Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An ancient Greek or Roman building used for performances of music and poetry.
  • n. A modern theatre or concert hall.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A kind of theater in ancient Greece, smaller than the dramatic theater and roofed over, in which poets and musicians submitted their works to the approval of the public, and contended for prizes; -- hence, in modern usage, the name of a hall for musical or dramatic performances.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See odeum.

Etymologies

From Ancient Greek ᾠδεῖον (ōideion), from ᾠδή (ōidē, "song"). (Wiktionary)

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