tormentor


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tor·men·tor

also tor·ment·er  (tôr-mĕn′tər, tôr′mĕn′-)
n.
1. One that torments.
2. A hanging at each side of a stage directly behind the proscenium that serves to block the wing area and sidelights from the audience.
3. A sound-absorbent screen used on a movie set, used to prevent echo.

tormentor

(tɔːˈmɛntə) or

tormenter

n
1. a person or thing that torments
2. (Theatre) a curtain or movable piece of stage scenery at either side of the proscenium arch, used to mask lights or exits and entrances
3. (Film) films a panel of sound-insulating material placed outside the field of the camera to control the acoustics on the sound stage

tor•men•tor

or tor•ment•er

(tɔrˈmɛn tər, ˈtɔr mɛn-)

n.
1. a person or thing that torments.
2. a curtain or framed structure behind the proscenium at both sides of the stage, for screening the wings from the audience. Compare teaser (def. 2).
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tormentor - someone who tormentstormentor - someone who torments      
harasser - a persistent tormentor
oppressor - a person of authority who subjects others to undue pressures
blighter, cuss, gadfly, pesterer, pest - a persistently annoying person
tantaliser, tantalizer - someone who tantalizes; a tormentor who offers something desirable but keeps it just out of reach
witch-hunter - someone who identifies and punishes people for their opinions
2.tormentor - a flat at each side of the stage to prevent the audience from seeing into the wingstormentor - a flat at each side of the stage to prevent the audience from seeing into the wings
flat - scenery consisting of a wooden frame covered with painted canvas; part of a stage setting
Translations
مُعَذِّب
-kamučitel
plageånd
kvalari
mučiteľ
işkenceci

tormentor

[tɔːˈmentəʳ] Natormentador(a) m/f

tormentor

[tɔːrˈmɛntər] ntourmenteur/euse m/f

tormentor

nPeiniger(in) m(f)

tormentor

[tɔːˈmɛntəʳ] ntormentatore/trice

torment

(ˈtoːment) noun
1. (a) very great pain, suffering, worry etc. He was in torment.
2. something that causes this.
(toːˈment) verb
to cause pain, suffering, worry etc to. She was tormented with worry/toothache.
torˈmentor (-ˈmen-) noun
a person who torments.
References in classic literature ?
The tormentor and the physician approached her simultaneously.
The woman who was prodded must not lose her temper and fight her tormentor.
That was the man, Buck divined, the next tormentor, and he hurled himself savagely against the bars.
It is monstrous that for no offence but the wish to produce something beautiful, and the mistake of his powers in that direction, a writer should become the prey of some ferocious wit, and that his tormentor should achieve credit by his lightness and ease in rending his prey; it is shocking to think how alluring and depraving the fact is to the young reader emulous of such credit, and eager to achieve it.
He turned and strode away, very much at random, across the dewy fields, his half-penitent tormentor quietly watching him from his point of vantage in the saddle till he disappeared beyond an array of trees.
Then he talked to all the boys very seriously about cruelty, and said how hard-hearted and cowardly it was to hurt the weak and the helpless; but what stuck in my mind was this, he said that cruelty was the devil's own trade-mark, and if we saw any one who took pleasure in cruelty we might know who he belonged to, for the devil was a murderer from the beginning, and a tormentor to the end.
Taug, slow of wit, realized too late the intention of his tormentor.
While Philip was nursing his shin a third boy appeared, and his tormentor left him.
Possibly Beauty Smith, arch-fiend and tormentor, was capable of breaking White Fang's spirit, but as yet there were no signs of his succeeding.
Cecily," said her tormentor, "do you know who wrote this letter to you?
His breast heaved; his attitude was erect; his eye bright and vivid; his whole person changed, as he stood glaring over the cowardly tormentor who now lay crouching at his feet; and defied him with an energy he had never known before.
Like a flash the beast wheeled upon its tormentor, and, in the briefest instant of turning, the placid, friendly animal was metamorphosed to a frenzied demon of rage.