Definition of acroama
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LNS
ācroāma, ācroāmatis
acroama
ἀκρόαμα
noun (n., 3rd Greek declension)
  1. that which is heard, a gratification to the ear
  2. music or reading
  3. the entertainer at table, by music or by reading
  4. a buffoon
Abbreviations
ācroāma, atis, n., = ἀκρόαμα.

— Prop., that which is heard with pleasure, a gratification to the ear; as music or reading; esp. used for entertainment at meals, with music or reading, Plin. Ep. 6, 31, 13; Suet. Vesp. 19; Petron. Fragm. Tragun. p. 297.

—Hence, meton. (like the plur. in Greek), the entertainer at table, by music (a performer) or by reading (a reader); also a buffoon: cum ex Themistocle quaererctur, quod acroama aut cujus vocem lubentissime audiret, Cic. Arch. 9: nemo in convivio ejus (Attici) aliud acroama audivit, quam anagnosten, id. Att. 14, 1: non solum spectator, sed actor et acroama, Cic. Sest. 54: festivum, Cic. Verr. 2, 4, 22. Cf. Smith's Antiq., and Becker's Gall. 3, p. 203 (2d ed.).
 
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