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rose window

noun
1.
a circular window decorated with tracery symmetrical about the center.
Compare wheel window.
Origin of rose window
1765-1775
First recorded in 1765-75
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  • Just before coming to the door with the rose window, I met a Targa.

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  • The other rose window represents the raising of the daughter of Jairus.

    Pulpit and Press Mary Baker Eddy
  • For high over the curtain of thick green shone a rose window.

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  • The building of the temple had ceased, its visionary masonry, carvings, and rose window vanished at a touch withdrawn.

    The Debatable Land Arthur Colton
  • Enter its great gloom, go forward until you are opposite the rose window in the north transept, and look up.

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  • Nôtre Dame's twin towers on each side of that miracle of a rose window would be there next time; but would M. Pol?

  • The rose window suddenly grows dark and the tree above the seat is shaken by the wind.

    The Road to Damascus August Strindberg
  • Here in each bay is a rose window forming a clerestory, and the colours in the glass of these shine like jewels in a crown.

    Cathedral Cities of Spain William Wiehe Collins
  • Its rose window is formed with small columns like the Temple Church in London; and within are some beautiful tombs.

    Cathedral Cities of Spain William Wiehe Collins
  • This is, however, a fourteenth-century alteration of the older church, as is also a rose window in the centre.

British Dictionary definitions for rose window

rose window

noun
1.
a circular window, esp one that has ornamental tracery radiating from the centre to form a symmetrical roselike pattern Also called wheel window, rosette
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