archivolt

noun
ar·​chi·​volt | \ˈär-kə-ˌvōlt \

Definition of archivolt 

: an ornamental molding around an arch corresponding to an architrave

First Known Use of archivolt

1723, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for archivolt

Italian archivolto, from Medieval Latin archivoltum

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about archivolt

Dictionary Entries near archivolt

archivism

archivist

archivistic

archivolt

archizoic

archlike

archlute

Statistics for archivolt

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for archivolt

The first known use of archivolt was in 1723

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on archivolt

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about archivolt

Comments on archivolt

What made you want to look up archivolt? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

having a pattern of small flowers

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Find the Cousins

  • a-large-tree-with-many-branches
  • Which pair shares a common word ancestor?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!