chimneypiece

noun

chim·​ney·​piece ˈchim-nē-ˌpēs How to pronounce chimneypiece (audio)
: an ornamental construction over and around a fireplace that includes the mantel

Examples of chimneypiece in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web New doors for the library, a marble chimneypiece, carpets and curtains, upholstery. Longreads, 17 Apr. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1664, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of chimneypiece was in 1664

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“Chimneypiece.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chimneypiece. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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