velarium

[ vuh-lair-ee-uh m ]
/ vəˈlɛər i əm /
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noun, plural ve·lar·i·a [vuh-lair-ee-uh] /vəˈlɛər i ə/. Roman Antiquity.

an awning drawn over a theater or amphitheater as a protection from rain or the sun.

Nearby words

  1. vela,
  2. velamen,
  3. velamentous,
  4. velar,
  5. velaric airstream,
  6. velarize,
  7. velarized,
  8. velasco ibarra,
  9. velasco ibarra, josé maría,
  10. velate

Origin of velarium

1825–35; < Latin vēlārium (a word known only from a passage in Juvenal; the intended sense may be “curtain” rather than “awning”); see velum, -ary

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British Dictionary definitions for velarium

velarium

/ (vɪˈlɛərɪəm) /

noun plural -laria (-ˈlɛərɪə)

an awning used to protect the audience in ancient Roman theatres and amphitheatres

Word Origin for velarium

C19: from Latin, from vēlāre to cover

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