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1902, from Greek oideion "building for musical performance."

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  • Still, odeon—one of Europe's largest chains—says it won't show the film on its screens in Britain, Ireland, and Italy.

    Has Disney Gone Mad? Kim Masters February 23, 2010
Historical Examples
  • M. Mouillard talked only on indifferent subjects during our brief walk from the Rue Soufflot to catch the omnibus at the odeon.

  • It was the searchlight from the new odeon theatre, she remembered.

    Stubble George Looms
  • Besides, in the event of bad weather, he could sleep in a box at the odeon Theater, as he had already done before.

  • Still following the chalk marks, Lecoq now reached the odeon theatre.

    Monsieur Lecoq, v.1 Emile Gaboriau
  • The passages of the odeon do not live by night, each day they are real, a few hours.

    Instigations Ezra Pound
  • I confess that I have a preference for the smaller theatre which has been called the odeon.

    The Wonders of Pompeii Marc Monnier
  • According to his ideas, Deborah, the tragedienne at the odeon—a Greek statue!

  • The day after that wretched evening at the odeon, I went to inquire about my cousin.

    The Cross of Berny Emile de Girardin
  • The pampas of America would please me if I had not the arcades of the odeon.

    Les Misrables Victor Hugo

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