Definition of Cothurn

1. n. A buskin anciently used by tragic actors on the stage; hence, tragedy in general.



Definition of Cothurn

1. Noun. A buskin anciently worn by tragic actors on the stage. ¹

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Definition of Cothurn

1. a buskin worn by ancient Roman actors [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cothurn

cotenancies
cotenancy
cotenant
cotenants
coterie
coteries
coterminal
coterminous
coterminously
cotes
coth
cothouse
cothouses
cothromboplastin
coths
cothurn (current term)
cothurnal
cothurni
cothurns
cothurnus
coticular
cotidal
cotija
cotilion
cotillion
cotillions
cotillon
cotillons
coting
cotinga

Literary usage of Cothurn

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1. The Journal of Classical and Sacred Philology by Joseph Barber Lightfoot, Fenton John Anthony Hort, John Eyton Bickersteth Mayor (1854)
"... of which the double meaning reminds me that this basement might be called the cothurn of Greek temple architecture: for it was a peculiar feature of a ..."

2. The Atlantic Monthly by Making of America Project (1865)
"... mask and cothurn, took the first ship bound to Europe, and quietly sailed away. Their stay was short, but they left their mark. ..."

3. The Rise of the Dutch Republic: A History by John Lothrop Motley (1870)
"The moment had arrived when it was thought that the mask and cothurn might again be assumed with effect; when a grave and conventional personage might ..."

4. History of the United Netherlands, from the Death of William the Silent to by John Lothrop Motley (1900)
"... but alas! she did not drape herself melodramatically, nor stalk about with heroic wreath and cothurn. She was altogether without grandeur. ..."

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