Related to Cothurn: cothurni


n.1.A buskin anciently used by tragic actors on the stage; hence, tragedy in general.
The moment had arrived when it was thought that the mask and the cothurn might be assumed with effect.
- Motley.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Ay, masks, I thought,--beware Of tragic masks we tie before the glass, Uplifted on the cothurn half a yard Above the natural stature!