Definition of odeon in English:

Share this entry


Pronunciation: /ˈəʊdɪən/


1 variant spelling of odeum.
2 (Odeon) A cinema.
From the name of a chain built in the 1930s
Example sentences
  • A highlight of the visit was a trip to the Odeon to see Jacques Tati's film Mon Oncle.
  • Rank bought out Gaumont in the early 1960s and the cinema became an Odeon.
  • Sarah Flanagan said the Odeon was the closest cinema for many people.


From Greek ōideion, from ōidē 'song' (see ode).

Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.