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archivolt

[ ahr-kuh-vohlt ]
/ ˈɑr kəˌvoʊlt /
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noun Architecture.

a molded or decorated band following the extrados of an arch or forming an archlike frame for an opening.

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Origin of archivolt

1725–35; <French archivolte<Italian archivolto<Medieval Latin *archivoltum, Latinization of Old French arvol<Late Latin arcus volūtus vaulted arch; see arch1, vault1
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British Dictionary definitions for archivolt

archivolt
/ (ˈɑːkɪˌvəʊlt) /

noun architect

a moulding around an arch, sometimes decorated
the under surface of an arch

Word Origin for archivolt

C18: from Italian archivolto; see arc, vault 1
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