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[mir-uh-dawr, -dohr] /ˌmɪr əˈdɔr, -ˈdoʊr/
(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) Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • And yet Luisa Valverde, looking down from the mirador, saw that now.

    The Free Lances Mayne Reid
  • 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.

    In Morocco Edith Wharton
  • Then she withdrew, and we were summoned again to the mirador.

    In Morocco Edith Wharton
  • A stone-cast from the house was a mirador known to our conductress.

    The Fortunate Isles

    Mary Stuart Boyd
  • I will guarantee to make the mirador look just as it used to look, and do it all with my own hands.

    Where the Path Breaks Charles de Crspigny
  • She shut herself up in her mirador, and gazed all day with streaming eyes upon the Vega.

  • Denin, who was in the garden, took it from the postman, at the new gate which led to the mirador.

    Where the Path Breaks Charles de Crspigny
  • The mirador garden lost something of its old spell for Denin.

    Where the Path Breaks Charles de Crspigny
  • You will also, Leroux, mount a culverin on the platform of the mirador, whence we shall command the course of the Gila.

    The Tiger-Slayer Gustave Aimard
British Dictionary definitions for mirador


a window, balcony, or turret
Word Origin
C17: from Spanish, from mirar to look
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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