colonnade

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noun 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

colonnaded

play \ˌkä-lə-ˈnā-dəd\ adjective

Examples of colonnade in a Sentence

  1. A colonnade surrounds the courtyard.

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Origin and Etymology of colonnade

French, from Italian colonnato, from colonna column


COLONNADE Defined for English Language Learners

colonnade

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Definition of colonnade for English Language Learners

  • : a row of columns usually holding up a roof


COLONNADE Defined for Kids

colonnade

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noun col·on·nade \ ˌkä-lə-ˈnād \

Definition of colonnade for Students

:a row of columns usually supporting a roof


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