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o·vo·lo

 (ō′və-lō′)
n. pl. o·vo·li (-lī′)
A rounded convex molding, often a quarter section of a circle or ellipse.

[Obsolete Italian, diminutive of uovo, ovo, egg, from Latin ōvum; see awi- in Indo-European roots.]

ovolo

(ˈəʊvəˌləʊ)
n, pl -li (-ˌlaɪ)
(Architecture) architect a convex moulding having a cross section in the form of a quarter of a circle or ellipse. Also called: quarter round or thumb Compare congé3, echinus1
[C17: from Italian: a little egg, from ovo egg, from Latin ōvum]

o•vo•lo

(ˈoʊ vəˌloʊ)

n., pl. -li (-ˌlaɪ)
a convex molding forming or approximating in section a quarter of a circle or ellipse.
[1655–65; < Italian, variant (now obsolete) of uovolo, diminutive of uovo egg1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ovolo - a convex molding having a cross section in the form of a quarter of a circle or of an ellipseovolo - a convex molding having a cross section in the form of a quarter of a circle or of an ellipse
echinus - ovolo molding between the shaft and the abacus of a Doric column
moulding, molding - a decorative strip used for ornamentation or finishing
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