dentil

noun den·til \ ˈden-tᵊl , -ˌtil \
|Updated on: 10 Jun 2018

Definition of dentil

: one of a series of small projecting rectangular blocks forming a molding especially under a cornice

dentiled

play \-tᵊld, -ˌtild\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of dentil

obsolete French dentille, from Middle French, diminutive of dent


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