cyma

noun

cy·​ma ˈsī-mə How to pronounce cyma (audio)
1
: a projecting molding whose profile is an S-shaped curve
2
: an S-shaped curve formed by the union of a concave line and a convex line

Word History

Etymology

Greek kyma, literally, wave

First Known Use

1563, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of cyma was in 1563

Dictionary Entries Near cyma

Cite this Entry

“Cyma.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cyma. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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