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A bay window projecting from an upper floor, often supported from below with corbels or brackets.

[Middle English, from Old French oriol, porch, from Medieval Latin oriolum.]


art at origen
(ˈɔr i əl, ˈoʊr-)

a bay window, esp. one cantilevered or corbeled out from a wall.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Anglo-French oriol porch, passage, gallery]


- A large, upper-story bay window, usually supported by brackets or on corbels.
See also related terms for supported.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.oriel - a projecting bay window corbeled or cantilevered out from a walloriel - a projecting bay window corbeled or cantilevered out from a wall
bow window, bay window - a window that sticks out from the outside wall of a house


[ˈɔːrɪəl] Nmirador m

oriel (window)

nErker (→ fenster nt) m
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It was a very aged, ghostly place; the church had been built many hundreds of years ago, and had once had a convent or monastery attached; for arches in ruins, remains of oriel windows, and fragments of blackened walls, were yet standing-, while other portions of the old building, which had crumbled away and fallen down, were mingled with the churchyard earth and overgrown with grass, as if they too claimed a burying-place and sought to mix their ashes with the dust of men.
The library at Devenham Castle was a large and sombre apartment, with high oriel windows and bookcases reaching to the ceiling.
And he began already to be proud of being a Rugby boy, as he passed the schoolgates, with the oriel window above, and saw the boys standing there, looking as if the town belonged to them, and nodding in a familiar manner to the coachman, as if any one of them would be quite equal to getting on the box, and working the team down street as well as he.
The room is a large and lofty one, with an ample mullioned oriel window at one end; the walls, you see, are new, and not yet painted; but the furniture, though originally of an expensive sort, is old and scanty, and there is no drapery about the window.
On the Oxley Street side of the development, residents will have the benefit of full height oriel windows, angled to look directly over the seafront whilst residents on the opposite side of the building will all be overlooking the proposed garden area.
Every hour, crowds of tourists gather in front of the clock to watch figures of the twelve apostles that appear in two small oriel windows above a sophisticated astrolabe showing the movement of the Moon and the Sun and its entry into the zodiac signs.
On the other hand, the work of "complementary remediation" for the restructuring of buildings refurbishment of some (3) housing in R + 1 and DRC, strengthening existing foundations, rehabilitation of halls, creating oriel windows for extension of loggias , creating outdoor spaces for storage of garbage containers, the repair of various approaches and work (interior woodwork, painting, plumbing, electricity).
To the north side of the house, a modest garden area is overlooked by the striking oriel windows.
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Traditional oriel windows of mashrabiya designs are a characteristic throughout the resort and respect Kuwait's rich heritage.
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It has been designed by New York architect Skidmore, Ownings and Merrill with traditional Kuwaiti oriel windows in the Mashrabiya style.