onion dome

noun

Definition of onion dome

: a dome (as of a church) having the general shape of an onion

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Other Words from onion dome

onion-domed \ ˈən-​yən-​ˌdōmd How to pronounce onion dome (audio) \ adjective

Examples of onion dome in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Passengers spilled off the ship to amble the dirt roads and take pictures of the Russian Orthodox church, with its blue and white onion domes. Michelle Theriault Boots, Anchorage Daily News, "Onboard the ferry to the end of the world," 31 May 2016 Still, most of the community’s churches, topped with golden onion domes and rising among fields or nestled between homes, have largely or entirely closed down. oregonlive, "Coronavirus in Oregon (May 11): Counties line up with proposals to begin reopening," 11 May 2020 The gaudy casino — the world’s largest — opened its doors two years later, bedecked with bright-colored onion domes and laden with debt. New York Times, "The Money Behind Trump’s Money," 4 Feb. 2020 Balloons in bright colors stood in for the onion domes of St. Basil’s Cathedral; Peter the Great’s ships sailed across a dark and wavy ocean seemingly printed with an inky woodcut. Joshua Yaffa, The New Yorker, "The Kremlin’s Creative Director," 9 Dec. 2019 On the south bank is the 17th-century baroque Jesuit Church of Saint Francis Xavier, defined by its dull-green twin onion domes and grand marble stucco interiors. Malavika Bhattacharya, National Geographic, "Visit this historic Swiss city beneath the ‘dragon mountain’," 5 Oct. 2019 This medieval-inspired stone castle flaunts arched portals, flying buttresses, towers, onion domes, a moat and a drawbridge. Tom Noel, The Know, "9 odd places that you should include on a Colorado road trip, from a giant hot dog to fake cliff dwellings," 25 Aug. 2019 The Moorish Revival structure, known for its distinctive onion domes, attracted interest from a range of retailers and real estate investors. Ryan Ori, chicagotribune.com, "Landmark Medinah Temple to be redeveloped — again — by 'mayor of River North'," 14 June 2019 On the second floor of the Potrero Hill brewery, built as a coffee roastery in the 1930s, workers still hand-crank the valve on the copper mash cooker, half a century old and shaped like an onion dome. San Francisco Chronicle, "Is San Francisco's Anchor Brewing having an identity crisis?," 3 Jan. 2015

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First Known Use of onion dome

1868, in the meaning defined above

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“Onion dome.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/onion%20dome. Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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