• (n.) A buskin anciently used by tragic actors on the stage; hence, tragedy in general.Found on http://thinkexist.com/dictionary/meaning/cothurn/
[ Latin cothurnus
, Greek ............. Confer Cothurnus
.] A buskin anciently used by tragic actors on the stage; hence, tragedy in general. « The moment had arrived when it was thought that the mask and the cothurn
might be assumed with effect. Motley.
...Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/webster/C/169
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