Definition of exeunt in English:


Syllabification: ex·e·unt
Pronunciation: /ˈeksēənt, ˈeksēˌo͝ont


  • Used as a stage direction in a printed play to indicate that a group of characters leave the stage: exeunt Hamlet and Polonius See also exit.
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    • 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!


exeunt omnes

Used as a stage direction to indicate that all the actors leave the stage.
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  • 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.’


late 15th century: Latin, literally 'they go out'.

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