- a semicircle.
- a semicircular structure.
Origin of hemicycle
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Examples from the Web for hemicycle
Above the terrace of the recesses, rose that of the Hemicycle.Old Rome
Our host laughed back; then, with a serious air, Looked around him on our hemicycle, where He sat midway of it.The Daughter of the Storage
William Dean Howells
Then to the upper part of this second cord they apply on its lower side the broad part of a hemicycle.De Re Metallica
In the hemicycle the committee benches had disappeared; they had run parallel to the sections on the arc of a circle.The conquest of Rome
Within this hemicycle lie the waters of Minas, bounded on the north by the horizon-line, the clouds and the sky.Acadia
Frederic S. Cozzens
- a semicircular structure, room, arena, wall, etc
- a rare word for semicircle
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