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belvedere

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noun bel·ve·dere \ˈbel-və-ˌdir\

Definition of belvedere

  1. :  a structure (as a cupola or a summerhouse) designed to command a view



Examples of belvedere in a sentence

  1. <a Greek revival belvedere stands majestically on a grassy knoll overlooking the river>



Did You Know?

It is said that beauty is in the eye of the beholder - and someone with a belvedere will likely have a great deal of beauty to behold. Given the origins of the word, "belvedere" is the ideal term for a building (or part of a building) with a view; it derives from two Italian words, bel, which means "beautiful," and "vedere," which means "view." The term has been used in English since at least 1593.

Origin of belvedere

Italian, literally, beautiful view


First Known Use: 1593


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