: a large bay window projecting from a wall and supported by a corbel or bracket
Illustration of oriel window
Examples of oriel window in a Sentence
Recent Examples on the WebThe main kitchen is French in style with three oriel windows, the term for bay windows that don’t reach the ground.
Judy Rose, Detroit Free Press, 29 Feb. 2020 The 7,389-square-foot home provides a courtyard entrance and has a slate roof and copper oriel window.
Emilia Benton, Houston Chronicle, 28 Dec. 2019 Modern visitors can enjoy views through the oriel windows of the king’s bedchambers, or over the loch to the Forth bridges.
Glasgow, USA TODAY, 13 June 2019 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, 1 Nov. 2018 Digital sketches show the red oriel windows on the building preserved.
Diana Dombrowski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 2 July 2018
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