Origin of dentil
OTHER WORDS FROM dentildentiled, adjective
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How to use dentil in a sentence
Dentil band, in Classic architecture, a series of small blocks resembling square-shaped teeth.Architecture|Thomas Roger Smith
The only carved molding is the Grecian fret of the dentil course in the pedimental cornice.The Colonial Architecture of Philadelphia|Frank Cousins
Fragments of the lintel over the outer door, with its projecting dentil cornice, are preserved in one of the shops (Fig. 138).Pompeii, Its Life and Art|August Mau
In the Diaconissa the notched dentil form is used for the beads; in the Chora, a 'bead and reel.'
External cornices are in coursed brick, the alternate courses being laid diagonally so as to form the characteristic dentil.