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An amphitheatre.

EtymologyEdit

From Latin amphitheatrum, from Ancient Greek ἀμφιθέατρον (amphithéatron).

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈæmfiˌθɪətə/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈæmfəˌθiːjətɚ/
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amphitheatre (plural amphitheatres)

  1. (Britain) An open, outdoor theatre, especially one from the classical period of ancient Greece.
    Ancient Roman amphitheatres were oval or circular in plan, with seating tiers that surrounded the central performance area, like a modern open-air stadium.

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