- a hall, theater, or other structure for musical or dramatic performances.
- (in ancient Greece and Rome) a roofed building for musical performances.
Origin of odeum
Related Words for odeaarena, room, theatre, cinema, movie, site, amphitheater, scene, drama, house, hall, auditorium, playhouse, deck, locale, coliseum, hippodrome, barn, drive-in, oak
Examples from the Web for odea
Historical Examples of odea
There were odea also in Rome; one was built by Domitian, and a second by Trajan.Museum of Antiquity
L. W. Yaggy
- the plural of odeum
- (esp in ancient Greece and Rome) a building for musical performancesAlso called: odeon
Word Origin for odeum
Word Origin and History for odea
"concert hall," c.1600, from Latin odeum, from Greek odeion, the name of a public building in Athens designed for musical performances, from oide "song" (see ode).