- 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.
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WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH cupolacopula, cupola
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Example sentences from the Web for cupola
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
Derived forms of cupolacupolated (ˈkjuːpəˌleɪtɪd), adjective
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Medical definitions for cupola
Cultural definitions for cupola
A small ornamental structure rising from a roof. Cupolas are often dome shaped.