[ awr-ee-uh l, ohr‐ ]
/ ˈɔr i əl, ˈoʊr‐ /


a bay window, especially one cantilevered or corbeled out from a wall.
(in medieval architecture) a large bay window of a hall or chamber.

Origin of oriel

1350–1400; Middle English < Anglo-French oriol porch, passage, gallery, perhaps ≪ Latin aureolus “gilded”
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