Definition of vomitory in English:


Syllabification: vom·i·to·ry
Pronunciation: /ˈväməˌtôrē


  • 1Denoting the entrance or exit passages in a theater or amphitheater.
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    • Can't you hear the announcer… ‘Let's greet the visitors, coming through their vomitory, with an appropriate sound…’
    • ‘No, no! ‘she shouted involuntarily, rising from her seat, but the spectators were already stampeding to the vomitories, flooding the imperial box, overwhelming the guards.’
    • The area inside Gate D has long been one of the most crowded areas on the concourses in part because all fans had to enter through the lower vomitories at the field level.
  • 2 rare Relating to or inducing vomiting.

noun (plural vomitories)

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early 17th century: from Latin vomitorius, based on vomere 'to vomit', partly as an Anglicization of Latin vomitorium (see vomitorium).

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