Definition of cothurnus in English:

cothurnus

Syllabification: co·thur·nus
Pronunciation: /kōˈTHərnəs/

Entry from US English dictionary

noun

1A thick-soled boot or buskin worn by actors in Greek tragedy.
2An elevated style of acting in classical tragic drama.

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