onion dome


Definition of onion dome

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

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

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When the Russians defeated Spain, the entire soccer world, including the news media, shouted as one from under the onion domes: Oh, what a Cinderella story. Christine Brennan, USA TODAY, "Don't let Russia's World Cup success obscure history of cheating," 2 July 2018 With the colorful onion domes of St. Basil's Church and the imposing red brick walls of the Kremlin behind him, Nemtsov died on the bridge minutes after his assassin's car sped off. Sabra Ayres, latimes.com, "On a Moscow bridge, volunteers brave weather and provocateurs to maintain memorial to Boris Nemtsov," 24 Feb. 2018 This piece includes a collection of dramatic landscaped mounds that will provide stunning views overlooking Clark Fields, the ArcelorMittal steel plant and the onion domes of St. Theodosius Russian Orthodox Cathedral. Steven Litt, cleveland.com, "Cleveland reaches tipping point in 2017, planning a greener, healthier public realm (photos)," 25 Dec. 2017 The local church, with its onion dome, sits next to the school. JerÉ Longman And Matthew Kruchak, New York Times, "Football Among the Old Believers, in Alaska," 3 Sep. 2017 The groups protesting included the Czar’s Cross and Forty Forties, the latter a reference to the prominence of religion and the abundance of church onion domes in medieval Moscow (there were said to be 1,600 of them, 40 times 40). Andrew E. Kramer, New York Times, "‘Matilda,’ Heretical to Some in Russia, Mostly Elicits Giggles," 25 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of onion dome

1868, in the meaning defined above

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