ar·​chi·​tec·​tur·​al | \ ˌär-kə-ˈtek-chə-rəl How to pronounce architectural (audio) , -ˈtek-shrəl \

Definition of architectural

1 : of or relating to architecture : conforming to the rules of architecture
2 : having or conceived of as having a single unified overall design, form, or structure

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Other Words from architectural

architecturally adverb

Examples of architectural in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Since then, many of these historic structures, like this brownstone, dating from 1847, were cut into apartments and denuded of their architectural details in the process. Wendy Goodman, Curbed, "Making an 1847 Village Brownstone Bright and New Again," 3 May 2021 Panels of board, bearing architectural details, are hung between the camera and the backdrop in order to feed the illusion of deep perspective. Anthony Lane, The New Yorker, "The Small Worlds of “About Endlessness”," 30 Apr. 2021 The streamlined Charles Tiffany Setting features round-brilliant and emerald-cut diamonds in titanium and platinum rings with architectural details. Jill Newman, WSJ, "Tiffany Diamond Engagement Rings: Now for Grooms, Too," 29 Apr. 2021 Del Castillo is drawing his inspiration from a Manhattan synagogue that was converted into the Angel Orensanz art, performance and event space and makes use of dramatic colored lighting to accentuate architectural details and create atmosphere. Kenneth R. Gosselin,, "A historic synagogue in downtown Hartford will become a new event space. Here’s what the owner wants to do, and what it looks like now," 23 Apr. 2021 Peg Edquist, co-chair of the event, said the tour will be an outside event that will feature the architectural details of buildings that show what makes Cedarburg a historic treasure. Joanne Kempinger Demski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "A guide to Milwaukee-area home tours in 2021. Some are in-person, some virtual," 22 Apr. 2021 Drawing on these archival and high-tech resources over the course of a decade, researchers created new maps, a 3-D model of the camp and an overview of the site’s architectural evolution. Alex Fox, Smithsonian Magazine, "Archaeologists Reveal the Hidden Horrors of Only Nazi SS Camp on British Soil," 1 Apr. 2020 The split-level design—built long before that mid-century modern architectural trend took hold—was one of them. Marisa Spyker, Southern Living, "See How These Homeowners Remodeled a Split-Level While Preserving Its Character," 23 Apr. 2021 The price keeps dropping for Eli Broad’s architectural marvel overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Jack Flemming, Los Angeles Times, "In Malibu, Eli Broad axes the price of his oceanfront stunner to $58.5 million," 23 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of architectural

1718, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of architectural was in 1718

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8 May 2021

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“Architectural.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2021.

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