picture window

noun

: an outsize usually single-paned window designed to frame an exterior view

Examples of picture window in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Vast picture windows frame cinematic views over the beach. Emma Reynolds, Robb Report, 14 May 2024 It’s split in two, with a service area and pantry on one side and a dining area with a breakfast bar and large picture window on the other. Julia Zaltzman, Robb Report, 10 May 2024 Size Ready-to-install blinds come in the most standard window sizes: 12–24 x 96 inches for picture windows, 24–36 x 36–84 for sliders, and 36 x 72–84 for double-hung windows. Kat De Naoum, Better Homes & Gardens, 26 Apr. 2024 High-end finishes like solid core doors, volume ceilings with shiplap and picture windows with lower openings add a refined touch to the interior. Spencer Elliott, Forbes, 26 Feb. 2024 From there, a fireside living room has picture windows and a private balcony overlooking sweeping views of the Colorado Street Bridge and San Gabriel Mountains. Wendy Bowman, Robb Report, 7 Feb. 2024 The coffered ceiling detail adds a lot of character to this room, which is adjacent to a dining room that also features a front-facing picture window and a coffered ceiling. Monica Lander, The Mercury News, 12 Mar. 2024 The Equestrian Hotel opened just three years ago and sits alongside the 128,000 square-foot Grand Outdoor Arena – guests can rouse from their beds, grab a cup of in-room coffee, and sit at their picture windows watching the athletes and their steeds run through their programs. Rebecca Deurlein, Forbes, 1 Mar. 2024 Pullman Class offers bench-style seating while Coach and First offer plush chairs, but all three still give guests access to those fantastic picture windows to drink in the views. Stacey Leasca, Travel + Leisure, 29 Feb. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1938, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of picture window was in 1938

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“Picture window.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/picture%20window. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

picture window

noun
: a large window designed to frame a view
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