rose window


Definition of rose window

: a circular window filled with tracery

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Recent Examples on the Web Details – rose windows, gargoyles, flying buttresses – came gradually. Mike Hughes,, "Here's what you need to watch on TV this week: April 26-May 2," 26 Apr. 2020 Yves Gallet, an art historian at Bordeaux Montaigne University, oversees a group that aims to study stones that are still in place, such as the encasements that cradle the four-story-diameter rose windows. Christa Lesté-lasserre, Science | AAAS, "Scientists are leading Notre Dame’s restoration—and probing mysteries laid bare by its devastating fire," 12 Mar. 2020 What electrifies this solemn space is the modern rose window, illuminated by the East sun and installed in 2010. Liz Robbins, New York Times, "New York City Museums Teach the History of Immigration," 10 Mar. 2020 The spire and the wood have become intertwined flash points that seem to divide French opinion not into clearly opposed ideological camps, but into myriad fragmentary alignments of opinion, as complex as one of the cathedral’s rose windows. Washington Post, "The battle for Notre Dame," 16 Jan. 2020 Only the three rose windows retain much of their original glazing. National Geographic, "An 800-year history of Paris's Notre Dame Cathedral," 15 Apr. 2019 The fate of some paintings inside the structure and its three famous rose windows is still unknown. Steff Yotka, Vogue, "Fashion Luxury Groups, Kering and LVMH, Pledge Combined 300 Million Euros to Repair Notre Dame," 16 Apr. 2019 There were countless selfies with the cathedral’s twin towers and rose windows as the try-to-beat-this Instagram backdrop. Ingrid Abramovitch, ELLE Decor, "Notre-Dame Cathedral Symbolizes the Power of Architecture to Transform Lives," 16 Apr. 2019 The church had a pair of magnificent rose windows — one facing south and another in a chapel that faces west and sparkles on an early summer evening. Jacques Kelly,, "Jacques Kelly: Mount Vernon Place church needs some saving grace," 29 June 2018

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1773, in the meaning defined above

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“Rose window.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Sep. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of rose window

: a circular window in a church that is made from stained glass with a decorative pattern

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