tormentor

or tor·ment·er

[ tawr-men-ter, tawr-men- ]
/ tɔrˈmɛn tər, ˈtɔr mɛn- /

noun

a person or thing that torments.
Theater. a curtain or framed structure behind the proscenium at both sides of the stage, for screening the wings from the audience.Compare teaser (def. 2).

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Origin of tormentor

1250–1300; Middle English tormento(u)r<Anglo-French; Old French tormenteor.See torment, -or2

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tormentor

tormenter

/ (tɔːˈmɛntə) /

noun

a person or thing that torments
a curtain or movable piece of stage scenery at either side of the proscenium arch, used to mask lights or exits and entrances
films a panel of sound-insulating material placed outside the field of the camera to control the acoustics on the sound stage
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