col·​on·​nade | \ˌkä-lə-ˈnād \

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 \ adjective

Examples of colonnade in a Sentence

A colonnade surrounds the courtyard.

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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 The view from the palace through the grand colonnade of fountains to the Baltic Sea is one of the true masterpieces of Russian artistry. Greg Tepper, Town & Country, "How to Plan a Trip to St. Petersburg," 5 Oct. 2016 The juxtaposition of past and present isn’t as violent as the spaceship-like seating bowl that’s plopped atop the classical colonnades of Soldier Field. Blair Kamin,, "Union Station plans on the wrong track," 25 June 2018 Bullet holes dot the colonnade of the city’s main plaza. Juan Montes, WSJ, "Barricades and Empty Streets: Nicaragua’s Leader Loses Control," 18 June 2018 After Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un walked down a colonnade to shake hands, the pair entered into a room filled with various members of Kim's delegation, the video from North Korean broadcaster KCTV news shows. Maegan Vazquez, CNN, "Sarah Sanders calls Trump's salute to North Korean general 'common courtesy'," 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 \

Kids Definition of colonnade

: a row of columns usually supporting a roof

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the figure or shape of a crescent moon

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