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[oh-dee-uh m] /oʊˈdi əm/

noun, plural odea
[oh-dee-uh] /oʊˈdi ə/ (Show IPA)
a hall, theater, or other structure for musical or dramatic performances.
(in ancient Greece and Rome) a roofed building for musical performances.
the plural of odeum
noun (pl) odea (ˈəʊdɪə)
(esp in ancient Greece and Rome) a building for musical performances Also called odeon

“concert hall,” c.1600, from Latin odeum, from Greek odeion, the name of a public building in Athens designed for musical performances, from oide “song” (see ode).


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