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colonnade

noun col·on·nade \ˌkä-lə-ˈnād\

: a row of columns usually holding up a roof

Full Definition of COLONNADE

:  a series of columns set at regular intervals and usually supporting the base of a roof structure
col·on·nad·ed \-ˈnā-dəd\ adjective

Examples of COLONNADE

  1. A colonnade surrounds the courtyard.

Origin of COLONNADE

French, from Italian colonnato, from colonna column
First Known Use: 1718

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