ogi·​val ō-ˈjī-vəl How to pronounce ogival (audio)
: of, relating to, or having the form of an ogive or an ogee

Examples of ogival in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The 43mm watch features a dark gray zirconium case, a 12 o’clock crown, ogival lugs at its base, and a burgundy dial engraved with the DBD’s classic Côtes de Genève pattern. Louisa Ballhaus, Robb Report, 20 Mar. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1841, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ogival was in 1841

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Cite this Entry

“Ogival.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ogival. Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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