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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 stage was covered in thick carpets and red minarets with gold onion domes.
It's built on the spot where Tsar Alexander II was assassinated in 1881 and has colourful Russian Orthodox enamel onion domes on the outside and golden mosaics inside.
Tuesday's preliminary round saw participants strut across a stage with a backdrop of onion domes, first in black and red bikinis, and then in sparkling and slinky evening dresses.
They focus on design details such as tent-shaped roofs, tiered gables and onion domes.
The two gold onion domes atop the East and West facades of the mosque stand out as something spectacular and take your breath away the first time you see them.
Thanks in part to the post-war establishment of an open-air museum at Kizhi, where 87 wooden buildings are assembled around two original 18th-century wooden churches with astonishing superstructures of timber onion domes (Fig.
It's well worth the steep climb from the Lower Town to Upper Town to see the castle - although you can't go in - and the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, with its typical Russian onion domes.
The holy mountain rose in the distance and we turned back to return parallel to the shore and marvel at the monasteries, some like castles with rugged battlements, others with spires or onion domes.
The cathedral was impressive, though I preferred the smaller Russian Church, with its onion domes.
Moscow's iconic landmarks such as the spires of the Kremlin towers or the onion domes of Orthodox churches were rendered invisible as a heavy smog hung over the city after the worst heatwave in decades broke out in July.
The city's most famous landmarks like the spires of the Kremlin towers or the onion domes of Orthodox churches were largely invisible from a distance as Muscovites wheezed their way through the smog into work.