mirador

noun

mir·​a·​dor ˈmir-ə-ˌdȯr How to pronounce mirador (audio)
ˌmir-ə-ˈdȯr
: a turret, window, or balcony designed to command an extensive outlook

Examples of mirador in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web México Perhaps the most popular lookout point in all of San Miguel de Allende, this mirador offers unbeatable views of the centro down below. Kylie Madry, Travel + Leisure, 7 Jan. 2022

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Word History

Etymology

borrowed from Spanish, borrowed from Catalan, from mirar "to look at" (going back to Latin mīrārī "to be surprised, look with wonder at") + -ador (going back to Latin -ātōrium, from -ā-, verb stem formative + -tōrium, suffix of place, from neuter of -tōrius, adjective derivative of -tor, agent suffix)

First Known Use

1672, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of mirador was in 1672

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Cite this Entry

“Mirador.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mirador. Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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