dentil

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noun den·til \ˈden-təl, -ˌtil\

Definition of dentil

  1. :  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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