[ kol-i-see-uh m ]
/ ˌkɒl ɪˈsi əm /


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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for coliseum



/ (ˌkɒlɪˈsɪəm) /


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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