[ myoo-chool ]
/ ˈmyu tʃul /
a projecting flat block under the corona of the Doric cornice, corresponding to the modillion of other orders.
CAN YOU ACE THIS QUIZ ABOUT “COMPLIMENT” VS. “COMPLEMENT”?
Take this quiz to see if you really know the difference between “compliment” and “complement"!
Question 1 of 11
“Compliment” and “complement” had a shared meaning a long time ago, but today they are no longer interchangeable.
Origin of mutule
First recorded in 1555–65, mutule is from the Latin word mūtulus modillion
OTHER WORDS FROM mutulemu·tu·lar [myoo-chuh-ler] /ˈmyu tʃə lər/, mu·tu·la·ry [myoo-chuh-ler-ee] /ˈmyu tʃəˌlɛr i/, adjective
Words nearby mutule
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020
Example sentences from the Web for mutule
Mutule, a feature in a Classic Doric cornice, somewhat resembling the end of a timber beam.Architecture|Thomas Roger Smith
British Dictionary definitions for mutule
/ (ˈmjuːtjuːl) /
architect one of a set of flat blocks below the corona of a Doric corniceCompare modillion
Word Origin for mutule
C16: via French from Latin mūtulus modillion
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