acroama

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin acroāma.

Noun[edit]

acroama (plural acroamata)

  1. rhetorical declamation
  2. esoteric teaching that was not to be written down

References[edit]

  • OED 2nd edition 1989

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ἀκρόαμα (akróama, something heard).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

acroāma n (genitive acroāmatis); third declension

  1. Anything heard, especially anything heard for entertainment, such as a play or musical piece.
  2. performer, such as an actor or musician.

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