Dictionary

oriel window

noun ori·el window \ˈr-ē-əl-\

Definition of ORIEL WINDOW

:  a large bay window projecting from a wall and supported by a corbel or bracket —called also oriel

Illustration of ORIEL WINDOW

Origin of ORIEL WINDOW

Middle English, porch, oriel, from Anglo-French oriol
First Known Use: 14th century

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: oriencyPrevious Word in the Dictionary: orielAll Words Near: oriel window
May 29, 2015
bodacious Hear it
unmistakable, remarkable, or voluptuous
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears