- (in Spanish-speaking countries) any architectural feature, as a loggia or balcony, affording a view of the surroundings.
Origin of mirador
1660–70; < Spanish < Catalan, equivalent to mira(r) to look at (< Latin mīrārī to wonder at) + -dor agent suffix (< Latin -tor -tor)
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Examples from the Web for mirador
And yet Luisa Valverde, looking down from the mirador, saw that now.The Free Lances
What is also common enough in that country, it was surmounted by a mirador, or “belvedere.”The Lone Ranche
Captain Mayne Reid
At this point one of the favourites called us in from the mirador.
Then she withdrew, and we were summoned again to the mirador.
A stone-cast from the house was a mirador known to our conductress.The Fortunate Isles</p>
Mary Stuart Boyd
- a window, balcony, or turret
C17: from Spanish, from mirar to look
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