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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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of colonnade

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

colonnaded play \-ˈnā-dəd\ adjective

Examples of colonnade in a sentence

  1. A colonnade surrounds the courtyard.



Origin of colonnade

French, from Italian colonnato, from colonna column


First Known Use: 1718


COLONNADE Defined for Kids

colonnade

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noun col·on·nade \ˌkä-lə-ˈnād\

Definition of colonnade for Students

  1. :  a row of columns usually supporting a roof





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