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noun Architecture.
  1. 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
Related formsmu·tu·lar [myoo-chuh-ler] /ˈmyu tʃə lər/, mu·tu·la·ry [myoo-chuh-ler-ee] /ˈmyu tʃəˌlɛr i/, adjective
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Historical Examples

  • Mutule, a feature in a Classic Doric cornice, somewhat resembling the end of a timber beam.


    Thomas Roger Smith

British Dictionary definitions for mutule


  1. architect one of a set of flat blocks below the corona of a Doric corniceCompare modillion
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Word Origin

C16: via French from Latin mūtulus modillion
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