Definition of exeunt in English:

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exeunt

Pronunciation: /ˈɛksɪʌnt/

verb

Used as a stage direction in a play to indicate that a group of actors leave the stage: exeunt Hamlet and Polonius
More example sentences
  • The odds at present on the final outcome must be that there will be a dramatic ending with Microsoft upstaged: exeunt WinCo left, and AppCo right.
  • Having decided that he has expressed himself fully, Budd concludes three decades of musical activity with a glorious exeunt that crystallizes his body of work into a singular, magnificent statement.
  • I love thee. (music ends, exeunt all but TIAGO, CELIA, and CHRISTOPHERO) Meet me at the riverbank in five days, dear Celia!

Phrases

exeunt omnes

Pronunciation: /ˌɛksɪˌʌnt ˈɒmneɪz/
Used to indicate that all the actors leave the stage.
Example sentences
  • That classic Shakespearean stage direction, exeunt omnes, or ‘everybody leaves’, includes another form of the same word.
  • ‘My lady, I believe it's time for exeunt omnes.’

Origin

Late 15th century: Latin, literally 'they go out', third person plural present tense of exire.

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