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mo·dil·lion

 (mō-dĭl′yən)
n.
An ornamental bracket used in series under a cornice, especially a cornice of the Corinthian, Composite, or Ionic orders.

[Italian modiglione, from Vulgar Latin *mutiliō, mutiliōn-, from Latin mūtulus, perhaps of Etruscan origin.]

modillion

(məˈdɪljən)
n
(Architecture) architect one of a set of ornamental brackets under a cornice, esp as used in the Corinthian order. Compare mutule
[C16: via French from Italian modiglione, probably from Vulgar Latin mutiliō (unattested), from Latin mūtulus mutule]

mo•dil•lion

(moʊˈdɪl yən, mə-)

n.
an ornamental block or bracket beneath the corona or similar member of a cornice, stringcourse, etc.
[1555–65; < Italian modiglione]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.modillion - (architecture) one of a set of ornamental brackets under a cornicemodillion - (architecture) one of a set of ornamental brackets under a cornice
wall bracket, bracket - a support projecting from a wall (as to hold a shelf)
architecture - the discipline dealing with the principles of design and construction and ornamentation of fine buildings; "architecture and eloquence are mixed arts whose end is sometimes beauty and sometimes use"
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The replica in Beausale has been built using Sandstone Ashlar, with flanking wings, a pyramidal slate roof and projecting modillion eaves cornice.
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The ceiling is a lavish confection of modillion cornice and a centre rose.