architectural ornament

Definitions of architectural ornament
  1. noun
    (architecture) something added to a building to improve its appearance
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    antefix
    carved ornament at the eaves of a tile roof concealing the joints between tiles
    crocket
    an architectural ornament of curved foliage used at the edge of a spire or gable
    dogtooth
    a carved pyramidal ornament; used in 13th century England
    foliage, foliation
    (architecture) leaf-like architectural ornament
    Greek fret, Greek key, fret, key pattern
    an ornamental pattern consisting of repeated vertical and horizontal lines (often in relief)
    frieze
    an architectural ornament consisting of a horizontal sculptured band between the architrave and the cornice
    guilloche
    an architectural decoration formed by two intersecting wavy bands
    trefoil
    an architectural ornament in the form of three arcs arranged in a circle
    type of:
    decoration, ornament, ornamentation
    something used to beautify
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