round window


Definition of round window

: a round opening between the middle ear and the cochlea that is closed over by a membrane

Examples of round window in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web One of its distinctive features is a round window with a large star in the center that faces east. Sara Tabin, The Salt Lake Tribune, 13 Feb. 2021 The grand stairway is accented by a large, round window of glass that looks between the stairs and the living room. Allie Morris, Dallas News, 3 July 2020 Like the library, the Miller House is modeled on French precedents, in this case the Place des Vosges in Paris, with all the architectural drama focused on the three central bays along 86th Street, capped by this mansard roof with round windows. Michael Kimmelman, New York Times, 1 Apr. 2020 The house has rounded windows and walls to blend into the desert mountain it is perched on. Catherine Reagor, azcentral, 5 Dec. 2019 Built in the mid-1940s, the home has a unique design with round windows that resemble a ship’s portholes. Shari Rudavsky, Indianapolis Star, 15 Nov. 2019 The bar is empty—a heavy kind of empty—and sunlight comes in through a round window in the door. Amanda Petrusich, The New Yorker, 10 Sep. 2019 The solar illumination is a yearly phenomenon and one that is seen as symbolic and spiritual as the light enters from a round window and crosses nearly along in the middle of the cruciform church. Elaine Ayala,, 27 June 2019 The original boathouse and shoreline observation tower are still standing and look straight out of early-’60s sci-fi: metal structures with convex round windows that were meant to evoke a boat’s (or perhaps a spacecraft’s) portholes. Ezra Dyer, Popular Mechanics, 27 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of round window

1663, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of round window was in 1663

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“Round window.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Sep. 2021.

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Medical Definition of round window

: a round opening between the middle ear and the cochlea that is closed over by a membrane

called also fenestra cochleae, fenestra rotunda

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