colossal order

noun

: an architectural order extending in height beyond one interior story
especially : with the columns or pilasters reaching from the basement to nearly the top of the wall

Word History

First Known Use

1789, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of colossal order was in 1789

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“Colossal order.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/colossal%20order. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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