portiere

or por·tière

[ pawr-tyair, -teer, pohr-, pawr-tee-air, pohr- ]
/ pɔrˈtyɛər, -ˈtɪər, poʊr-, ˌpɔr tiˈɛər, ˌpoʊr- /

noun

a curtain hung in a doorway, either to replace the door or for decoration.

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Origin of portiere

1835–45; < French portière < Medieval Latin portāria, noun use of feminine of Late Latin portārius; see porter2

OTHER WORDS FROM portiere

por·tiered, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for portieres

portière
/ (ˌpɔːtɪˈɛə, French pɔrtjɛr) /

noun

a curtain hung in a doorway

Derived forms of portière

portired, adjective

Word Origin for portière

C19: via French from Medieval Latin portāria, from Latin porta door
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