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mutule

[ myoo-chool ]
/ ˈmyu tʃul /
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noun Architecture.
a projecting flat block under the corona of the Doric cornice, corresponding to the modillion of other orders.
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Origin of mutule

First recorded in 1555–65, mutule is from the Latin word mūtulus modillion

OTHER WORDS FROM mutule

mu·tu·lar [myoo-chuh-ler], /ˈmyu tʃə lər/, mu·tu·la·ry [myoo-chuh-ler-ee], /ˈmyu tʃəˌlɛr i/, adjective
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How to use mutule in a sentence

  • 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

mutule
/ (ˈmjuːtjuːl) /

noun
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
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