Definition of odeon in English:

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odeon

Pronunciation: /ˈəʊdɪən/

noun

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.

Origin

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

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