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noun Architecture.
  1. 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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  • 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


  1. another name for fillet (def. 8)
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Word Origin

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