soffit

noun
sof·​fit | \ ˈsä-fət How to pronounce soffit (audio) \

Definition of soffit

: the underside of a part or member of a building (as of an overhang or staircase) especially : the intrados of an arch

Examples of soffit in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Roosevelt’s pavilion will get a new heating and air conditioning system, soffit and fascia work, exterior concrete work around the front and sides of the building. Carrie Napoleon, chicagotribune.com, 14 Dec. 2021 Roosevelt’s pavilion will get a new heating and air conditioning system, soffit and fascia work, exterior concrete work around the front and sides of the building. Carrie Napoleon, chicagotribune.com, 14 Dec. 2021 Roosevelt’s pavilion will get a new heating and air conditioning system, soffit and fascia work, exterior concrete work around the front and sides of the building. Carrie Napoleon, chicagotribune.com, 14 Dec. 2021 Roosevelt’s pavilion will get a new heating and air conditioning system, soffit and fascia work, exterior concrete work around the front and sides of the building. Carrie Napoleon, chicagotribune.com, 14 Dec. 2021 Roosevelt’s pavilion will get a new heating and air conditioning system, soffit and fascia work, exterior concrete work around the front and sides of the building. Carrie Napoleon, chicagotribune.com, 14 Dec. 2021 Don’t pile insulation around the edges, because that would block the soffit vents. Washington Post, 23 Nov. 2021 Federal Protective Service officers found five spent 9mm bullet casings, three bullets, three bullet holes in plywood affixed to the building’s stone columns, and damage to the metal soffit above the building’s main entrance, officials said. oregonlive, 2 Nov. 2021 Federal Protective Service officers later found five spent 9mm bullet casings, three bullets, three bullet holes in plywood affixed to the building’s stone columns, and damage to the metal soffit above the building’s main entrance, officials said. oregonlive, 14 Oct. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of soffit

1592, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for soffit

French soffite, from Italian soffitto, from Vulgar Latin *suffictus, past participle of Latin suffigere to fasten underneath — more at suffix

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“Soffit.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/soffit. Accessed 3 Jul. 2022.

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