[ oh-dee-uhm ]
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noun,plural o·de·a [oh-dee-uh]. /oʊˈdi ə/.
  1. a hall, theater, or other structure for musical or dramatic performances.

  2. (in ancient Greece and Rome) a roofed building for musical performances.

Origin of odeum

1595–1605; <ōdēum music hall <Greek ōideîon, equivalent to ōid() song, ode + -eion suffix denoting place

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/ (ˈəʊdɪəm) /

nounplural odea (ˈəʊdɪə)
  1. (esp in ancient Greece and Rome) a building for musical performances: Also called: odeon

Origin of odeum

C17: from Latin, from Greek ōideion, from ōidē ode

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