Cothurnate

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Cothurnate Relating to tragedy; solemn; grave.
    • Cothurnate Wearing a cothurn.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • cothurnate Buskined.
    • cothurnate Tragical; solemn or stilted: applied to style.
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Usage

In literature:

With the tip of his cothurn he pushed forward a carpet beneath his head.
"Salammbo" by Gustave Flaubert
COTHURNAL, from "cothurnus," a particular boot worn by actors in Greek tragedy.
"Volpone; Or, The Fox" by Ben Jonson
COTHURNAL, from "cothurnus," a particular boot worn by actors in Greek tragedy.
"The Alchemist" by Ben Jonson
COTHURNAL, from "cothurnus," a particular boot worn by actors in Greek tragedy.
"The Poetaster" by Ben Jonson
COTHURNAL, from "cothurnus," a particular boot worn by actors in Greek tragedy.
"Sejanus: His Fall" by Ben Jonson
COTHURNAL, from "cothurnus," a particular boot worn by actors in Greek tragedy.
"Every Man In His Humor" by Ben Jonson
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