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dentil

[ den-tl, -til ]
/ ˈdɛn tl, -tɪl /
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noun Architecture.
any of a series of closely spaced, small, rectangular blocks, used especially in classical architecture beneath the coronas of Ionic, Corinthian, and Composite cornices.
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Origin of dentil

1655–65; <French dentille (obsolete), feminine diminutive of denttooth

OTHER WORDS FROM dentil

dentiled, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for dentil

dentil
/ (ˈdɛntɪl) /

noun
one of a set of small square or rectangular blocks evenly spaced to form an ornamental row, usually under a classical cornice on a building, piece of furniture, etc

Word Origin for dentil

C17: from French, from obsolete dentille a little tooth, from dent tooth
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