oriel window

ori·​el window | \ ˈȯr-ē-əl- How to pronounce oriel window (audio) \

Definition of oriel window

: a large bay window projecting from a wall and supported by a corbel or bracket

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Large groupings of windows are common, and occasionally there are picturesque floating bay windows called oriel windows on the first or second story. Maggie Burch, House Beautiful, "There's A Reason You Don't See Many Tudor-Style Homes These Days," 1 Nov. 2018 Digital sketches show the red oriel windows on the building preserved. Diana Dombrowski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "An inside look at the Walker's Point community arts center renovation," 2 July 2018

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First Known Use of oriel window

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for oriel window

Middle English, porch, oriel, from Anglo-French oriol

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