rose window

noun
a circular window decorated with tracery symmetrical about the center.
Compare wheel window.


Origin:
1765–75

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rose window
 
n
wheel window, Also called: rosette a circular window, esp one that has ornamental tracery radiating from the centre to form a symmetrical roselike pattern

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Example sentences
The view of the sunset through the north rose window is worth rearranging your schedule.
The church features a steep flared gabled roof with a rose window in the gable.
The organ was built in two sections to not block the view of the rose window over the main entrance.
Above it in the gable is a large rose window with limestone tracery.
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