vault·​ed | \ ˈvȯl-təd How to pronounce vaulted (audio) \

Definition of vaulted

1 : built in the form of a vault : arched
2 : covered with a vault

Examples of vaulted in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The owners’ suite stands off by itself with a tall, vaulted ceiling, big sliding doors, skylights, built-ins, a balcony, a gas fireplace. Judy Rose, Detroit Free Press, 10 July 2021 La Mar, Twenty Five Lusk), with a vaulted wooden ceiling, redwood tables and a series of murals by San Francisco painter Jay Mercado showcasing Sonoma County agriculture workers. Janelle Bitker, San Francisco Chronicle, 8 July 2021 The vaulted passages that run north and south under the main axis of the building retain the aura of history — massively built in a way that recalls ancient engineering — but they are elegantly lighted in a way that feels entirely contemporary. Washington Post, 26 June 2021 Driving up what was once the pretty main street, Corso Umberto I, only a few buildings remain, held up by scaffolding: a couple of bell towers, the vaulted hull of a church. Julia Buckley, CNN, 18 June 2021 Suddenly, flat panels conveyed the startlingly powerful and monumental illusion of three-dimensional, vaulted chambers. Joseph Cermatori, New York Times, 11 June 2021 The ceilings of the home’s main entertainment space, known as the music room, were also restored to their original state; layers of paint were peeled back to reveal the original vaulted wooden beams. Katherine Clarke, WSJ, 16 Apr. 2021 The very large closet in the master bedroom has a window while the master bath features a vaulted ceiling. Mary Carole Mccauley,, 9 June 2021 Towering panels of glass rise up from the concrete floor to the vaulted ceiling, creating a conservatory-like look for the enclosed swimming area. oregonlive, 29 May 2021

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First Known Use of vaulted

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for vaulted

Middle English vowted, yvowted, from past participle of vowten "to vault entry 2," or from voute vault entry 1 + -ed -ed entry 1

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23 Jul 2021

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“Vaulted.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Aug. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of vaulted

: built in the form of an arch

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