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dentil

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noun den·til \ˈden-təl, -ˌtil\

Definition of dentil

  1. :  one of a series of small projecting rectangular blocks forming a molding especially under a cornice

den·tiled play \-təld, -ˌtild\ adjective


Illustration of dentil

Origin of dentil

obsolete French dentille, from Middle French, diminutive of dent


First Known Use: 1663

Rhymes with dentil


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