rose window

noun

Definition of rose window 

: a circular window filled with tracery

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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, baltimoresun.com, "Jacques Kelly: Mount Vernon Place church needs some saving grace," 29 June 2018 Joe Klug’s scenic design marvelously evokes Notre Dame’s famed rose windows — and the whole theater helps sets the mood. Matthew J. Palm, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Garden's 'Hunchback' is a musical mix of flaws, charms," 4 May 2018 Commercial buildings with wood roofs will experience severe damage, metal buildings may collapse and high-rise windows will nearly all be blown out. Abigail Abrams, Time, "What Do Hurricane Categories Actually Mean?," 19 Sep. 2017 Its rose windows glow like gems in the darkness, akin to the effect at the cathedral’s Gothic contemporary, Notre-Dame de Paris. Benjamin Ramm, New York Times, "A Controversial Restoration That Wipes Away the Past," 1 Sep. 2017

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1773, in the meaning defined above

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rose window

noun

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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