onion dome

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onion dome

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A pointed bulbous domelike roof, used especially in Russia and parts of eastern and central Europe.

onion dome

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(Architecture) a bulb-shaped dome characteristic of Byzantine and Russian church architecture
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Noun1.onion dome - a dome that is shaped like a bulbonion dome - a dome that is shaped like a bulb; characteristic of Russian and Byzantine church architecture
dome - a hemispherical roof
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The Safavids, for example, used a pointed ovoid dome, whereas the Ottomans used a more hemispherical one and the Mughals used a more bulbous dome.
Tourtellotte designed it in Moorish revival architectural style, which incorporates lavish design elements popular during that era: bulbous domes, horseshoe arches and ornate decoration.
The entrance is on the eastern side flanked at the corners by four-story height minarets while from the middle of the other sides jut out semi-octagonal minarets crowned by slender bulbous domes.