col·​on·​nade | \ ˌkä-lə-ˈnād How to pronounce colonnade (audio) \

Definition of colonnade

: a series of columns set at regular intervals and usually supporting the base of a roof structure

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colonnaded \ ˌkä-​lə-​ˈnā-​dəd How to pronounce colonnaded (audio) \ adjective

Examples of colonnade in a Sentence

A colonnade surrounds the courtyard.

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The church is a must-see for its imposing colonnade and detailed interiors decorated with frescoes depicting the life of Christ. Aanchal Anand, National Geographic, "Cathedrals, canals, and cafés: the ultimate St. Petersburg itinerary," 23 May 2019 There are two entrances, two courts, two colonnades, two hypostyle halls, and two sanctuaries. Jim Berkeley, Town & Country, "How to Plan a Trip to Egypt," 5 Oct. 2016 Most striking, perhaps, are the crimson topiary trees (pictured above), which currently line the east colonnade. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "Melania Trump Just Unveiled This Year's White House Christmas Decorations," 26 Nov. 2018 The colonnade on the second floor will be encased in glass to overlook 42nd street. Keiko Morris, WSJ, "Final Holdout of Times Square’s Rejuvenation to Get $100 Million Makeover," 18 Sep. 2018 The one at Le Bristol is a beauty, framed by colonnades and speckled with white parasols and garden tables. Betsy Blumenthal, Condé Nast Traveler, "Inside the Most Romantic Hotel in Paris," 6 Feb. 2018 Topics included the Ramona Airport, champion racehorse Best Pal, San Diego Country Estates, Ramona Woman’s Club, Ramona’s former Nuevo name, the historic tree colonnade, and the Rodeo Arena and sports fields. Julie Gallant, Ramona Sentinel, "Megan Kelly crowned 2018 Miss Ramona," 10 July 2018 Currently, 226 of the colonnade trees are 108 years old. Julie Gallant, Ramona Sentinel, "Design groups weigh mixed-use densities, historic trees," 3 July 2018 After Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un walk down a colonnade to shake hands, the pair walk together into a room with various members of Kim's delegation, the video shows. Veronica Stracqualursi, CNN, "Trump returns salute of North Korean general at summit, state media footage reveals," 14 June 2018

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First Known Use of colonnade

1718, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for colonnade

French, from Italian colonnato, from colonna column

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English Language Learners Definition of colonnade

: a row of columns usually holding up a roof


col·​on·​nade | \ ˌkä-lə-ˈnād How to pronounce colonnade (audio) \

Kids Definition of colonnade

: a row of columns usually supporting a roof

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