Definition of dentil
: one of a series of small projecting rectangular blocks forming a molding especially under a cornice
dentiledplay \-təld, -ˌtild\ adjective
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Throughout the home are high ceilings, ornate dentil moldings and paneling, pegged oak floors and numerous oversize windows that bring in an abundance of natural light.
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Origin and Etymology of dentil
obsolete French dentille, from Middle French, diminutive of dent
First Known Use: 1663See Words from the same year
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