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pro·sce·ni·um

 (prō-sē′nē-əm, prə-)
n. pl. pro·sce·ni·ums or pro·sce·ni·a (-nē-ə)
1. The area of a modern theater that is located between the curtain and the orchestra.
2. The stage of an ancient theater, located between the background and the orchestra.
3. A proscenium arch.

[Latin proscēnium, from Greek proskēnion : pro-, before; see pro-2 + skēnē, buildings at the back of the stage.]
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proscenium

(prəˈsiːnɪəm)
n, pl -nia (-nɪə) or -niums
1. (Theatre) the arch or opening separating the stage from the auditorium together with the area immediately in front of the arch
2. (Historical Terms) (in ancient theatres) the stage itself
[C17: via Latin from Greek proskēnion, from pro- before + skēnē scene]
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pro•sce•ni•um

(proʊˈsi ni əm, prə-)

n., pl. -ni•ums, -ni•a (-ni ə)
1. Also called prosce′nium arch`. the arch that separates a stage from the auditorium. Abbr.: pros.
2. (formerly) the apron or, esp. in ancient theater, the stage itself.
[1600–10; < Latin proscēnium, proscaenium < Greek proskḗnion entrance to a tent, porch, stage (Late Greek: stage curtain) =pro- pro-2 + skēn(ḗ) (see scene) + -ion neuter n. suffix]
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proscenium

The wall dividing the auditorium from the stage where the proscenium arch is located.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.proscenium - the part of a modern theater stage between the curtain and the orchestra (i.e., in front of the curtain)proscenium - the part of a modern theater stage between the curtain and the orchestra (i.e., in front of the curtain)
footlights - theater light at the front of a stage that illuminate the set and actors
prompt box, prompter's box - a booth projecting above the floor in the front of a stage where the prompter sits; opens toward the performers on stage
stage - a large platform on which people can stand and can be seen by an audience; "he clambered up onto the stage and got the actors to help him into the box"
theater stage, theatre stage - a stage in a theater on which actors can perform
2.proscenium - the wall that separates the stage from the auditorium in a modern theater
proscenium arch - the arch over the opening in the proscenium wall
theater stage, theatre stage - a stage in a theater on which actors can perform
wall - an architectural partition with a height and length greater than its thickness; used to divide or enclose an area or to support another structure; "the south wall had a small window"; "the walls were covered with pictures"
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proscenium

noun
A raised platform on which theatrical performances are given:
board (used in plural), stage.
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Translations

proscenium

[prəʊˈsiːnɪəm]
A. N (prosceniums or proscenia (pl)) [prəʊˈsiːnɪə]proscenio m
B. CPD proscenium arch Nembocadura f
proscenium box Npalco m de proscenio
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proscenium

n pl <proscenia> (also proscenium arch)Proszenium nt; proscenium stageBühne fmit Vorbühne
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