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trumeau

[ troo-moh; French try-moh ]
/ truˈmoʊ; French trüˈmoʊ /
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noun, plural tru·meaux [troo-mohz; French try-moh]. /truˈmoʊz; French trüˈmoʊ/.
a mirror having a painted or carved panel above or below the glass in the same frame.
Architecture. a column supporting a tympanum of a doorway at its center.
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Origin of trumeau

From French
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How to use trumeau in a sentence

  • The graceful trumeau images of Lazarus, Martha, and Mary are restorations.

    How France Built Her Cathedrals|Elizabeth Boyle O'Reilly
  • At the middle trumeau stands John the Baptist, he who was sent before to prepare the way, the announcer as well as the witness.

    How France Built Her Cathedrals|Elizabeth Boyle O'Reilly
  • Observe that the trumeau was made narrow at its base, in order to let pass the pilgrim throngs.

    How France Built Her Cathedrals|Elizabeth Boyle O'Reilly
  • The present image at the trumeau is a fragment saved from the late-Gothic Chartreuse of the Valois dukes.

    How France Built Her Cathedrals|Elizabeth Boyle O'Reilly

British Dictionary definitions for trumeau

trumeau
/ (trʊˈməʊ) /

noun plural -meaux (-ˈməʊz)
architect a section of a wall or pillar between two openings

Word Origin for trumeau

from French
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