acroama

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin acroāma.

NounEdit

acroama (plural acroamata)

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

ReferencesEdit

  • OED 2nd edition 1989

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek ἀκρόαμα (akroama, something heard).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

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.

DescendantsEdit

Last modified on 17 April 2014, at 13:09