rose window


Definition of rose window

: a circular window filled with tracery

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Recent Examples on the Web Upon arrival, visitors can take a stroll through the city center and marvel at the splendid Cathedral of Santarém before heading to the Church of Grace, a small house of worship adorned with an intricate rose window carved from a single stone. Jared Ranahan, Forbes, 28 June 2021 Among them: the rose window, the trefoil arch, as well as sophisticated dome construction and stained glass fabrication techniques — not to mention the minaret, which was likely repurposed as a bell tower by Christians. Los Angeles Times, 5 June 2021 The sightly Victorian Gothic church in Mount Vernon Place, with its towering spires, gray-green serpentine sandstone and rose window, stands tall at what was once the heart of 19th-century Baltimore’s most elite neighborhood. Hallie Miller,, 19 Nov. 2020 Details – rose windows, gargoyles, flying buttresses – came gradually. Mike Hughes,, 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, 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, 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, 16 Jan. 2020 Only the three rose windows retain much of their original glazing. National Geographic, 15 Apr. 2019

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First Known Use of rose window

1773, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of rose window was in 1773

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“Rose window.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Sep. 2021.

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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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