ar·​chi·​volt ˈär-kə-ˌvōlt How to pronounce archivolt (audio)
: an ornamental molding around an arch corresponding to an architrave

Word History


Italian archivolto, from Medieval Latin archivoltum

First Known Use

1723, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of archivolt was in 1723

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“Archivolt.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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