[ loo-kahrn ]
/ luˈkɑrn /


a dormer window.


Discover The Influence Of Portuguese On English Via This Quiz!
We’ve gathered some interesting words donated to English from Portuguese … as well as some that just don’t translate at all. Do you know what they mean?
Question 1 of 11
Which of the following bird names traces its immediate origin to Portuguese?

Origin of lucarne

1540–50; < French; replacing lucane < Middle French; orig. of both French forms obscure Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for lucarne

British Dictionary definitions for lucarne

/ (luːˈkɑːn) /


a type of dormer window

Word Origin for lucarne

C16: from French, from Provençal lucana, of obscure origin
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012