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[mir-uh-dawr, -dohr] /ˌmɪr əˈdɔr, -ˈdoʊr/
(in Spanish-speaking countries) any architectural feature, as a loggia or balcony, affording a view of the surroundings.
Origin of mirador
1660-70; < Spanish < Catalan, equivalent to mira(r) to look at (< Latin mīrārī to wonder at) + -dor agent suffix (< Latin -tor -tor) Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • He told her what his “good reason” was: that he had sold the mirador and was starting at once for Serbia.

    Where the Path Breaks Charles de Crspigny
  • The mirador garden lost something of its old spell for Denin.

    Where the Path Breaks Charles de Crspigny
  • In the mirador, with opera-glasses to their eyes, they had been scanning the roads which led south and south-west from the city.

    The Free Lances Mayne Reid
  • This leads to a lofty turret or mirador, called by popular tradition 'Queen Margaret's Bower.'

  • A stone-cast from the house was a mirador known to our conductress.

    The Fortunate Isles Mary Stuart Boyd
  • The saint has rescued a damsel from the monster's claws, and her parents are looking on from a mirador of their palace.

  • You will also, Leroux, mount a culverin on the platform of the mirador, whence we shall command the course of the Gila.

    The Tiger-Slayer Gustave Aimard
  • One day, when five weeks lay between him and hope, a telegram was brought to the mirador.

    Where the Path Breaks Charles de Crspigny
  • The first time he had ever seen Barbara, at a dance soon after she was presented, she had happened to speak of the mirador.

    Where the Path Breaks Charles de Crspigny
  • Mr. Carl Pohlson Bradley might go on bidding for the mirador up to a million if he liked.

    Where the Path Breaks Charles de Crspigny
British Dictionary definitions for mirador


a window, balcony, or turret
Word Origin
C17: from Spanish, from mirar to look
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