Definition of odeon in English:

odeon

noun

  • 1

    variant spelling of odeum
  • 2OdeonA cinema.

    • ‘There will be some special discount offers from the council to all Scouts and Cubs, and the Odeon cinema will also be putting up prizes.’
    • ‘He frequents the city centre around the Odeon cinema and Anlaby Road.’
    • ‘I can only assume Odeon's cinemas are too full and they're looking for ways to cut down on attendance levels.’
    • ‘A highlight of the visit was a trip to the Odeon to see Jacques Tati's film Mon Oncle.’
    • ‘Katie said she regularly crossed at the pelican crossing near the Odeon cinema where a black Fiat Punto struck her.’
    • ‘Festival screenings will be at the museum's three cinemas and at the Odeon, Thornbury.’
    • ‘Rank bought out Gaumont in the early 1960s and the cinema became an Odeon.’
    • ‘Bradford's former Odeon cinema will be replaced by an ‘iconic’ landmark building.’
    • ‘Many flashes blind us as we pull our picture poses and we walk on into the large gathering blocking the Odeon cinema entrance.’
    • ‘Last night, Salisbury's Odeon cinema screened the first film in its short season of classics.’
    • ‘The celebrations to mark the silver jubilee of the Odeon cinema in Skipton was held.’
    • ‘Do you have any pictures of the Odeon in its early days, particularly of the cinema's interior?’
    • ‘I don't think we need a new building because we've already got the former Odeon cinema which can fill the need.’
    • ‘The halls will be linked to Essex University's multi-million campus planned for the old Odeon cinema site.’
    • ‘Five thousand fans lined the streets outside the Odeon cinema in London's Leicester Square for the film premiere.’
    • ‘Sarah Flanagan said the Odeon was the closest cinema for many people.’
    • ‘I would like to return to a favourite theme - the future use of the famous Odeon cinema building in Ashburner Street.’
    • ‘On his way to the Odeon cinema one night, he spotted a poster in the Vicky Vaults advertising the contest.’
    • ‘Looking out across Leicester Square, he saw the Odeon was showing The Caine Mutiny.’
    • ‘These walks also made me realise how important it is that buildings such as Eastbrook Hall and the Odeon cinema are preserved.’

Origin

From Greek ōideion, from ōidē ‘song’ (see ode).

Pronunciation

odeon

/ˈəʊdɪən/