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ovolo

[oh-vuh-loh] /ˈoʊ vəˌloʊ/
noun, plural ovoli
[oh-vuh-lahy] /ˈoʊ vəˌlaɪ/ (Show IPA).
Architecture.
1.
a convex molding forming or approximating in section a quarter of a circle or ellipse.
Origin of ovolo
1655-1665
1655-65; < Italian, variant (now obsolete) of uovolo, diminutive of uovo egg1 < Latin ōvum
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ovolo

/ˈəʊvəˌləʊ/
noun (pl) -li (-ˌlaɪ)
1.
(architect) a convex moulding having a cross section in the form of a quarter of a circle or ellipse Also called quarter round, thumb Compare congé (sense 3), echinus (sense 1)
Word Origin
C17: from Italian: a little egg, from ovo egg, from Latin ōvum
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