noun Architecture.

a narrow list or fillet.

Origin of listel

1590–1600; < French < Italian listello, diminutive of lista band, list2 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for listel

Historical Examples of listel

  • 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



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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