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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

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



Origin of belvedere

Italian, literally, beautiful view


First Known Use: 1593


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