onion dome

noun

Definition of onion dome

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

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 On one side of the street, faintly visible through the sooty mist, was the steeple of an Orthodox church, its brass onion dome pierced by shrapnel. James Verini, New York Times, 19 May 2022 One of the distinguishing features of the Hobbs Building was its iconic onion dome that had become a recognizable part of Aurora’s skyline. Steve Lord, chicagotribune.com, 10 Feb. 2022 One of the distinguishing features of the Hobbs Building was its iconic onion dome that had become a recognizable part of Aurora’s skyline. Steve Lord, chicagotribune.com, 10 Feb. 2022 One of the distinguishing features of the Hobbs Building was its iconic onion dome that had become a recognizable part of Aurora’s skyline. Steve Lord, chicagotribune.com, 10 Feb. 2022 One of the distinguishing features of the Hobbs Building was its iconic onion dome that had become a recognizable part of Aurora’s skyline. Steve Lord, chicagotribune.com, 10 Feb. 2022 One of the distinguishing features of the Hobbs Building was its iconic onion dome that had become a recognizable part of Aurora’s skyline. Steve Lord, chicagotribune.com, 10 Feb. 2022 One of the distinguishing features of the Hobbs Building was its iconic onion dome that had become a recognizable part of Aurora’s skyline. Steve Lord, chicagotribune.com, 10 Feb. 2022 One of the distinguishing features of the Hobbs Building was its iconic onion dome that had become a recognizable part of Aurora’s skyline. Steve Lord, chicagotribune.com, 10 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of onion dome

1868, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of onion dome was in 1868

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Last Updated

27 May 2022

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“Onion dome.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/onion%20dome. Accessed 5 Jul. 2022.

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