banderole

[ ban-duh-rohl ]
/ ˈbæn dəˌroʊl /

noun

a small flag or streamer fastened to a lance, masthead, etc.
a narrow scroll, usually bearing an inscription.
(especially in Renaissance architecture) a sculptured band, as on a building, adapted to receive an inscription.

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Also ban·de·rol, ban·drol, ban·drole [ban-drohl] /ˈbæn droʊl/.

Origin of banderole

1555–65; < Middle French < Italian banderuola, equivalent to bandier(a) banner + -uola < Latin -e- or -i- + -ola -ole2
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banderole

banderol bannerol

/ (ˈbændəˌrəʊl) /

noun

a long narrow flag, usually with forked ends, esp one attached to the masthead of a ship; pennant
a square flag draped over a tomb or carried at a funeral
a ribbon-like scroll or sculptured band bearing an inscription, found esp in Renaissance architecture
a streamer on a knight's lance

Word Origin for banderole

C16: from Old French, from Italian banderuola, literally: a little banner, from bandiera banner
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