- a circular window decorated with tracery symmetrical about the center.
Origin of rose window
Related Words for rose windowbay, aperture, bow, fenestella, oriel, jalousie, dormer, casement, fenestration, fanlight, fenestra, lunette, skylight, porthole, lancet, lucarne, mullioned
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Historical Examples of rose window
The subjects of the rose-window are all taken from the Apocalypse.
The rose-window is of the 15th century, the others of the 13th century.
The first storey of the towers flanking the rose-window is broken by lofty twin bays crowned with gables.
The stained-glass of the rose-window, destroyed by a hurricane in 1580, was replaced in 1581 by the Rheims artist Nicolas Drod.
All that part situated above the five windows of the first storey, including the rose-window, has been rebuilt in modern times.
- a circular window, esp one that has ornamental tracery radiating from the centre to form a symmetrical roselike patternAlso called: wheel window, rosette