pro·sce·ni·um / prəˈsēnēəm; prō-/ • n. (pl. -ni·ums or -ni·a / -nēə/ ) the part of a theater stage in front of the curtain. ∎ short for proscenium arch. ∎ the stage of an ancient theater.
proscenium In the theatre, the front part of the stage, especially the arch, first used in 17th-century Italian theatre to create a picture-frame effect.
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