a light structure on a dome or roof, serving as a belfry, lantern, or belvedere.
a dome, especially one covering a circular or polygonal area.
any of various domelike structures.
Metallurgy. a vertical furnace for melting iron to be cast.
- copula, cupola
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How to use cupola in a sentence
Since Inspiration4 is not going to the space station, SpaceX removed the docking collar at the nose of the Dragon and replaced it with a transparent cupola—the largest window ever built for space, and which should make for breathtaking sightseeing.Inspiration4 Makes Space History With First-Ever All-Civilian Orbital Launch | Jeffrey Kluger | September 16, 2021 | Time
That required the crew to practice sealing the hatch that separates the cockpit from the cupola viewing station within 30 seconds.From Civilians to Astronauts: How the Inspiration4 Crew Trained to Go to Space | Jeffrey Kluger | August 5, 2021 | Time
Features include a glass cupola designed by Sir Joseph Paxton, who also created the Crystal Palace in London.
Paul Smith filled the Bourse de Commerce with its copper cupola in June for his menswear show.
The cupola rears its proud head majestically above the pile of stone and marble.Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist | Alexander Berkman
The roof is topped by a plain cupola in the center with two huge chimneys on either side.Hallowed Heritage: The Life of Virginia | Dorothy M. Torpey
His principal work is seen in the frescoes of the cupola at San Sigismondo, at Cremona.
The exterior walls are made of imitation malachite; the roof is a sky-blue cupola spangled with gilt stars.Ways of War and Peace | Delia Austrian
It is near the western edge of the village of Greenough, the gilt cupola of whose eminent steeple is noted by far-passing ships.The Belted Seas | Arthur Colton
British Dictionary definitions for cupola
a roof or ceiling in the form of a dome
a small structure, usually domed, on the top of a roof or dome
a protective dome for a gun on a warship
a vertical air-blown coke-fired cylindrical furnace in which iron is remelted for casting
- cupolated (ˈkjuːpəˌleɪtɪd), adjective
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Cultural definitions for cupola
A small ornamental structure rising from a roof. Cupolas are often dome shaped.
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