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rose window

noun
1.
a circular window decorated with tracery symmetrical about the center.
Compare wheel window.
Origin
1765-1775
1765-75
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Examples from the web for rose window
  • 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.
British Dictionary definitions for rose window

rose window

noun
1.
a circular window, esp one that has ornamental tracery radiating from the centre to form a symmetrical roselike pattern Also called wheel window, rosette
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