belvedere

noun bel·ve·dere \ ˈbel-və-ˌdir \

Definition of belvedere

: a structure (such as a cupola or a summerhouse) designed to command a view

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Examples of belvedere in a Sentence

  1. a Greek revival belvedere stands majestically on a grassy knoll overlooking the river

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The Beautiful Origin of belvedere

It is said that beauty is in the eye of the beholder—and someone with a belvedere will likely have a great deal of beauty to behold. Given the origins of the word, belvedere is the ideal term for a building (or part of a building) with a view; it derives from two Italian words, bel, which means "beautiful," and vedere, which means "view." The term has been used in English since the 1570s.

Origin and Etymology of belvedere

Italian, literally, beautiful view

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