[ am-er-tahyz-muh nt, uh-mawr-tiz- ]
/ ˌæm ərˈtaɪz mənt, əˈmɔr tɪz- /


a sloping top on a buttress, pillar, etc.
an architectural feature, as a gable, at the top of a façade.

Nearby words

  1. amort.,
  2. amortisation,
  3. amortise,
  4. amortization,
  5. amortize,
  6. amory,
  7. amos,
  8. amosite,
  9. amoss' sign,
  10. amount

Also a·mor·tisse·ment [uh-mawr-tiz-muh nt] /əˈmɔr tɪz mənt/.

Origin of amortizement

1610–20; amortize + -ment, after Middle French or Anglo-French amortissement Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019