n. pl. ves•tib•u•la (-lə)

A cavity, chamber, or channel; vestibule.

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Examples from the Web for vestibulum

Historical Examples of vestibulum

  • In the vestibulum are remains of the mosaic floor and frescoed walls.

    Rambles in Rome

    S. Russell Forbes

  • But she, poor mistress mine, hears nothing of that which reaches us; the talk of the vestibulum reaches not to the peristyle.'

    The Last Days of Pompeii

    Edward George Bulwer-Lytton

  • Vestibulum ante ipsum primisque in faucibus aulæ Luctus et ultrices, posuere sedilia curæ.

  • Julia glanced at his face as he came through the door of the street wall into the vestibulum or courtyard where they were waiting.


    H. Rider Haggard

  • There were two rooms, one called the vestibulum, for the little boys, where also instruction was given in Christian manners.

    Milton's England

    Lucia Ames Mead