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listel

[ lis-tl ]
/ ˈlɪs tl /
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noun Architecture.
a narrow list or fillet.
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Origin of listel

1590–1600; <French <Italian listello, diminutive of lista band, list2
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How to use listel in a sentence

  • The short band, corresponding to the triglyph, beneath the tnia moulding which crowns the epistyle; the listel.

    History of Ancient Art|Franz von Reber

British Dictionary definitions for listel

listel
/ (ˈlɪstəl) /

noun
another name for fillet (def. 8)

Word Origin for listel

C16: via French from Italian listello, diminutive of lista band, list ²
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