a ceiling, whether flat or arched, especially one of decorative character.
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How to use plafond in a sentence
This picture is the finished sketch of a plafond now at Dijon, the birth-place of the painter.
Silken carpets covered the floor, and the plafond of this gigantic hall was formed by the thousand-starred arch of heaven.The Daughter of an Empress | Louise Muhlbach
Above, garlands of flowers and evergreens, from which thousands of coloured lamps were suspended, formed the plafond.Three Months Abroad | Anna Vivanti
As I was poking about, two urchins accosted me and asked if I would like to see the plafond.A Spring Walk in Provence | Archibald Marshall
Beautiful oil-paintings, in tasteful gold frames, ornament the plafond; but the magnificent chandelier is the greatest curiosity.Visit to Iceland | Ida Pfeiffer
British Dictionary definitions for plafond
a ceiling, esp one having ornamentation
a card game, a precursor of contract bridge
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