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 (bôl′də-kĭn, băl′-) also bal·da·chi·no (băl′də-kē′nō)
n. pl. bal·da·chins also bal·da·chi·nos
1. A rich fabric of silk and gold brocade.
a. A canopy of fabric carried in church processions or placed over an altar, throne, or dais.
b. A structure having the form of a canopy, usually built of stone or bronze, over the altar of a church.

[Italian baldacchino, from Old Italian, from Baldacco, Baghdad (where rich brocade was woven in medieval times).]


(ˈbɔːldəkɪn) or




1. (Textiles) a richly ornamented silk and gold brocade
2. (Architecture) a canopy of fabric or stone over an altar, shrine, or throne in a Christian church or carried in Christian religious processions over an object of veneration
[Old English baldekin, from Italian baldacchino, literally: stuff from Baghdad, from Baldacco Baghdad, noted for its brocades]


or bal•da•quin

(ˈbæl də kɪn, ˈbɔl-) also


(ˌbæl dəˈki noʊ)

n., pl. -nos.
1. a silk brocade woven or embroidered with gold threads.
2. a permanent ornamental canopy above an altar, throne, etc.
3. a canopy carried in religious processions.
[1590–1600; < Italian baldacchino, derivative of Baldacc(o) Baghdad]
bal′da•chined, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.baldachin - ornamented canopy supported by columns or suspended from a roof or projected from a wall (as over an altar)baldachin - ornamented canopy supported by columns or suspended from a roof or projected from a wall (as over an altar)
canopy - a covering (usually of cloth) that serves as a roof to shelter an area from the weather
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Da' mai intai incep sa se harjoneasca in pat, in patul pe care Zmeul cu mana lui il cioplise, din niste busteni taiati tot de el din padure, si-l carase-n carca pana la ultimul etaj al castelului, sa aiba japita peisaj cand se trezeste dimineata sub baldachin. Si prostii aia doi stau pana ii prinde Zmeul, caruia-in sfarsit!-i se aprind beculetele.
Peter's, over Bernini's heroic baldachin, or the opulent cupola of the Paris Opera, marking its auditorium.
itself is covered overhead with a fanciful baldachin, on which a