Cothurn

• (n.) A buskin anciently used by tragic actors on the stage; hence, tragedy in general.
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Cothurn

Co'thurn noun [ 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. ...
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