Entry from US English dictionary
1A thick-soled boot or buskin worn by actors in Greek tragedy.
- The cothurnus was worn principally by horsemen, hunters, and men of rank and authority.
- She wears a crown of cypress and the cothurnus boots often worn by tragic actors.
- Encumbered as he was with his mask and cothurnus, to say nothing of the padding, it will be seen that the Athenian tragic actor had no easy task before him.
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