listel

noun
lis·​tel | \ ˈli-stᵊl How to pronounce listel (audio) , li-ˈstel How to pronounce listel (audio) \

Definition of listel

: a narrow band in architecture : fillet

First Known Use of listel

1598, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for listel

French, from Italian listello, diminutive of lista fillet, roster

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“Listel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/listel. Accessed 5 Aug. 2021.

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