a large window in a house, usually dominating the room or wall in which it is located, and often designed or placed to present an attractive view.
DISCOVER THE INFLUENCE OF PORTUGUESE ON ENGLISH VIA THIS QUIZ!
We’ve gathered some interesting words donated to English from Portuguese … as well as some that just don’t translate at all. Do you know what they mean?
Question 1 of 11
Which of the following animal names traces its immediate origin to Portuguese?
Origin of picture window
First recorded in 1935–40
Words nearby picture window
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British Dictionary definitions for picture window
a large window having a single pane of glass, usually placed so that it overlooks a view
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