[ek-see-uh nt, -oo nt]

verb (used without object)

(they) go offstage (used formerly as a stage direction, usually preceding the names of the characters): Exeunt soldiers and townspeople.

Nearby words

  1. exert,
  2. exert oneself,
  3. exertainment,
  4. exertion,
  5. exeter,
  6. exeunt omnes,
  7. exfiltrate,
  8. exfoliant,
  9. exfoliate,
  10. exfoliation

Origin of exeunt

1475–85; < Latin, 3rd person plural present indicative of exīre to exit1

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British Dictionary definitions for exeunt


they go out: used as a stage direction
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Word Origin and History for exeunt


stage direction, late 15c., from Latin, literally "they go out," third person plural present indicative of exire (see exit).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Culture definitions for exeunt


[(ek-see-uhnt, ek-see-oont)]

A stage direction indicating that two or more actors leave the stage. Exeunt is Latin for “They go out.”

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