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picture window

a large window in a house, usually dominating the room or wall in which it is located, and often designed or placed to present an attractive view.
Origin of picture window
1935-40 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for picture window
  • Relax by the big picture window with a swan puff, apple streusel, or eclair.
  • Watch the procession from the restaurant's long picture window.
  • All of the rooms come with a large picture window and private balcony.
  • Marble bathrooms come with a steam and shower stall and a picture window.
  • There's nothing to do but stare out the spotless picture window at a long cornfield bobbing in a slow breeze.
  • And when anyone looks out the picture window all the people next door are there watching television anyway.
  • The kitchen opens on to a spacious dining area with an original marble mantle and a southern facing picture window.
  • Light pours through a many-paned picture window, and the puddles in the alley gleam.
  • Spall can go on in great detail about the crown molding, the picture window and her plans to liven up the cream-colored walls.
  • In another gallery all but a snaking ribbon of picture window has been covered in cow dung.
British Dictionary definitions for picture window

picture window

a large window having a single pane of glass, usually placed so that it overlooks a view
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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