vault·​ed ˈvȯl-təd How to pronounce vaulted (audio)
: built in the form of a vault : arched
: covered with a vault

Examples of vaulted in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web One outdoor living space in particular is located under a vaulted pavilion with a fireplace backed by a rich, green mural from American ceramicist Stan Bitters. Emma Reynolds, Robb Report, 13 May 2024 In addition to tours, owner Alfred Eames and his team host seasonal brunches and dinners, but most people visit to see the jaw-dropping wine cellar — a vaulted cave inspired by a trip to Spain that Eames designed and built with his son. Jamie Siebrase, The Denver Post, 13 May 2024 Upstairs is the most distinctive of the home's five bedrooms, the primary, which has dramatic vaulted dark wood ceilings, in the style of some sort of ski lodge, along with a marble fireplace. Katharine Jose, Chron, 26 Feb. 2023 Inside, two bedrooms and one bath can be found in just under 1,000 square feet of single-level living space accented with Douglas fir floors, knotty pine paneling and vaulted wood-beam ceilings. Wendy Bowman, Robb Report, 14 Feb. 2024 The home features a vaulted great room with wide-plank floors, exposed beams, and clerestory windows; big open kitchen; bunk/theater room; and lower level with ski gear area and kitchenette. The Week Staff, theweek, 31 Jan. 2024 Gavin Cater The great room, and kitchen living and bar area are connected in an open floor plan with vaulted gable roofs. Sarah Yang, Sunset Magazine, 11 Oct. 2023 The vaulted pitch of the arbor mimics the lines of the garage roof and makes the garage more background than feature. Southern Living Editors, Southern Living, 15 Aug. 2023 In the 15th century (1400s), Late Gothic architecture peaked with Germany's vaulted hall churches. Kate McGregor, House Beautiful, 14 July 2023

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Word History


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

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of vaulted was in the 14th century

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“Vaulted.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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