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oriel window

/ ˈɔːrɪəl /

noun

  1. a bay window, esp one that is supported by one or more brackets or corbels Sometimes shortened tooriel


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Word History and Origins

Origin of oriel window1

C14: from Old French oriol gallery, perhaps from Medieval Latin auleolum niche
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Example Sentences

Richard drew himself up on to the wide, cushioned bench below the oriel-window.

A lady at an oriel window was a person who must ultimately do one thing.

Nay, from a certain oriel window he discovered stars, so many and so beautiful that he trembled with delight.

It was filled also by the rose-red light of the sunset streaming in through the curve of the oriel-window.

Directly behind the altar was a large oriel window of stained glass, representing subjects from Scripture.

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