Definition of proscenium arch in English:

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proscenium arch

Pronunciation: /prəˈsēnēəm/ /prōˈsēnēəm ärCH/


An arch framing the opening between the stage and the auditorium in some theaters.
Example sentences
  • The effect I want is different to the proscenium arch, but the proscenium arch developed because the spectacle of a group of people on stage was fascinating.
  • It is a proscenium theatre, but the proscenium arch is made almost invisible by its dark colour, uniting the audience and actor in a single room.
  • It stretches into the auditorium, with a fire-breathing dragon atop the proscenium arch, and winged monkeys flying over our heads.

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Syllabification: pro·sce·ni·um arch

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