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mutule

[myoo-chool] /ˈmyu tʃul/
noun, Architecture.
1.
a projecting flat block under the corona of the Doric cornice, corresponding to the modillion of other orders.
Origin of mutule
1555-1565
First recorded in 1555-65, mutule is from the Latin word mūtulus modillion
Related forms
mutular
[myoo-chuh-ler] /ˈmyu tʃə lər/ (Show IPA),
mutulary
[myoo-chuh-ler-ee] /ˈmyu tʃəˌlɛr i/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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  • mutule, a feature in a Classic Doric cornice, somewhat resembling the end of a timber beam.

    Architecture Thomas Roger Smith
British Dictionary definitions for mutule

mutule

/ˈmjuːtjuːl/
noun
1.
(architect) one of a set of flat blocks below the corona of a Doric cornice Compare modillion
Word Origin
C16: via French from Latin mūtulus modillion
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