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

Other Words from colonnade

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

Examples of colonnade in a Sentence

A colonnade surrounds the courtyard.
Recent Examples on the Web Iron Range whose entire populace could have fit inside the Harvard Stadium colonnade. John Powers,, 13 May 2022 The river-facing terrace features a colonnade of Portland stone, and each column was reinforced with steel to meet today’s safety standards, then re-clad in Portland stone. Emma Reynolds, Robb Report, 12 Apr. 2022 The French provincial manor in the Reserve enclave was built in 2008 and has a grand colonnade with five sets of French doors that open to a vaulted gallery. Washington Post, 16 Dec. 2021 Crews were working to clean the white granite surfaces of the colonnade, which faces the U.S. Capitol. Washington Post, 29 Jan. 2022 The fateful coming of the enemy to Dunsinane is foreshadowed by Dechant in the throne room, where columns were laid out with the same proportions as a colonnade of trees the invading forces would later pass through. CNN, 14 Jan. 2022 An enclosed colonnade leads to a pool pavilion with arched, conservatory-style windows. oregonlive, 25 Sep. 2021 With its cupola on a gallery above a balustrade over a colonnade on a plinth, the many-layered little temple distills High Renaissance sublimity into a compact package. Justin Davidson, Curbed, 23 Sep. 2021 The 2010-built guesthouse can accommodate 100-plus guests for dinner or dancing, including the pavilion or colonnade. Dallas News, 19 Sep. 2021 See More

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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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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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