colossal order


Definition of colossal order

: 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

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First Known Use of colossal order

1789, in the meaning defined above

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“Colossal order.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 12 December 2019.

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