rose window


: a circular window filled with tracery

Illustration of rose window

Illustration of rose window

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Muslims pray here, too, toward Mecca, which is a place in the world somewhere in the direction of the rose window. Anna Deforest, Harper’s Magazine , 17 Aug. 2022 The rose window of the Otranto Cathedral is an iconic landmark in Salento. Felicity Carter, Forbes, 8 June 2022 There are, naturally, some resplendent touches: black marble columns, a brilliant rose window and bronze chandeliers. Los Angeles Times, 12 Jan. 2022 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 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

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 30 Jan. 2023.

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