oval window

  1. an oval opening at the head of the cochlea, connecting the middle and inner ear, through which sound vibrations of the stapes are transmitted.

Origin of oval window

First recorded in 1675–85

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How to use oval window in a sentence

  • The bedroom is a highlight, with a comfortable queen bed, dimmable lights, two built-in wardrobes, a bedside storage cubby for a phone and tablet, and large oval windows in every direction to offer fresh air at night and sunrise in the morning.

  • The bright street below the oval window was empty and quiet.

    The Link | Alan Edward Nourse
  • Through the oval window glared an expression of malignity that made no impression whatever on his preoccupied mind.

  • I saw also that the room had four small oval window openings.

  • They were skirting the coast; through the little oval window Luisa could see the banks, the houses, the trees slipping by.

    The Patriot | Antonio Fogazzaro