[mir-uh-dawr, -dohr]


(in Spanish-speaking countries) any architectural feature, as a loggia or balcony, affording a view of the surroundings.

Origin of mirador

1660–70; < Spanish < Catalan, equivalent to mira(r) to look at (< Latin mīrārī to wonder at) + -dor agent suffix (< Latin -tor -tor)
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Related Words for mirador

landmark, observatory, beacon, lighthouse, barbican, mirador

Examples from the Web for mirador

Historical Examples of mirador

  • And yet Luisa Valverde, looking down from the mirador, saw that now.

    The Free Lances

    Mayne Reid

  • What is also common enough in that country, it was surmounted by a mirador, or “belvedere.”

    The Lone Ranche

    Captain Mayne Reid

  • Then she withdrew, and we were summoned again to the mirador.

    In Morocco

    Edith Wharton

  • At this point one of the favourites called us in from the mirador.

    In Morocco

    Edith Wharton

  • A stone-cast from the house was a mirador known to our conductress.

    The Fortunate Isles

    Mary Stuart Boyd

British Dictionary definitions for mirador



a window, balcony, or turret

Word Origin for mirador

C17: from Spanish, from mirar to look
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