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pagoda

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noun pa·go·da \pə-ˈgō-də\

Simple Definition of pagoda

  • : a type of tall building in eastern Asia that has many floors with roofs that stick out on each floor and curve up

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of pagoda

  1. :  a tower in eastern Asia usually with roofs curving upward at the division of each of several stories and erected as a temple or memorial

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Origin and Etymology of pagoda

Portuguese pagode statue of a deity, Hindu or Buddhist temple


First Known Use: 1588

Rhymes with pagoda


PAGODA Defined for Kids

pagoda

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noun pa·go·da \pə-ˈgō-də\

Definition of pagoda for Students

  1. :  a tower of several stories built as a temple or memorial in eastern or southeastern Asia





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