coliseum

[ kol-i-see-uhm ]
/ ˌkɒl ɪˈsi əm /

noun

Also colosseum. an amphitheater, stadium, large theater, or other special building for public meetings, sporting events, exhibitions, etc.
(initial capital letter) Colosseum.

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Origin of coliseum

1700–10; <Medieval Latin Colisseum;see Colosseum
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British Dictionary definitions for coliseum

coliseum

colosseum

/ (ˌkɒlɪˈsɪəm) /

noun

a large building, such as a stadium or theatre, used for entertainments, sports, etc

Word Origin for coliseum

C18: from Medieval Latin Colisseum, variant of Colosseum
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