cathedral ceiling

noun
1.
a high ceiling formed by or suggesting an open-timbered roof.
2.
a ceiling, as in a living room, higher than that of other rooms in a house.
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The result is similar to a standard cathedral ceiling, except that there is an
  uninsulated attic floor beneath the insulated roof.
In a house with a cathedral ceiling, the roof forms the ceilings of the rooms
  below.
Wall and cathedral ceiling cavity areas where cellulose insulation has fallen
  away shall be filled with insulation.
The interior features a large living room with a timbered cathedral ceiling and
  a floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace.
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