[moh-dil-yuh n, muh-]
- an ornamental cantilever beneath the corona or similar member of a cornice, stringcourse, etc.
Origin of modillion
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- architect one of a set of ornamental brackets under a cornice, esp as used in the Corinthian orderCompare mutule
Word Origin for modillion
C16: via French from Italian modiglione, probably from Vulgar Latin mutiliō (unattested), from Latin mūtulus mutule
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