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colonnade

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noun col·on·nade \ˌkä-lə-ˈnād\

Simple Definition of colonnade

  • : a row of columns usually holding up a roof

Full Definition of colonnade

  1. :  a series of columns set at regular intervals and usually supporting the base of a roof structure

col·on·nad·ed play \-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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