ovolo

[oh-vuh-loh]
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noun, plural o·vo·li [oh-vuh-lahy] /ˈoʊ vəˌlaɪ/. Architecture.

a convex molding forming or approximating in section a quarter of a circle or ellipse.

Nearby words

  1. ovisac,
  2. ovo-,
  3. ovo-lacto-vegetarian,
  4. ovoid,
  5. ovolactarian,
  6. ovonic,
  7. ovonics,
  8. ovoplasm,
  9. ovotestis,
  10. ovovitellin

Origin of ovolo

1655–65; < Italian, variant (now obsolete) of uovolo, diminutive of uovo egg1 < Latin ōvum

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ovolo

noun plural -li (-ˌlaɪ)

architect a convex moulding having a cross section in the form of a quarter of a circle or ellipseAlso called: quarter round, thumb Compare congé (def. 3), echinus (def. 1)

Word Origin for ovolo

C17: from Italian: a little egg, from ovo egg, from Latin ōvum

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