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velarium

Line breaks: ve¦lar|ium
Pronunciation: /vɪˈlɛːrɪəm
 
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Definition of velarium in English:

noun (plural velaria /-rɪə/)

1A large awning used in ancient Rome to shelter an amphitheatre from the weather.
Example sentences
  • Canvas was chosen for its practicality and economy, also in respect for tradition, for it has been used to provide shade in Spain since the Romans used it in the velaria of their amphitheatres.
1.1An inner ceiling used to improve acoustics in a theatre.

Origin

Latin.

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