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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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