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rose window

n.
A large circular window, usually glazed with stained glass, having stone tracery radiating from the center, often with intricate petallike patterns.
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rose window

n
(Architecture) a circular window, esp one that has ornamental tracery radiating from the centre to form a symmetrical roselike pattern. Also called: wheel window or rosette
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rose′ win′dow


n.
a circular window decorated with tracery symmetrical about the center.
[1765–75]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rose window - circular window filled with traceryrose window - circular window filled with tracery
window - a framework of wood or metal that contains a glass windowpane and is built into a wall or roof to admit light or air
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Translations

rose window

nrosone m (vetrata)
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The little open-work rose window, pierced above the portal, was, in particular, a masterpiece of lightness and grace; one would have pronounced it a star of lace.
Below the boughs the air was full of a purple twilight and far ahead a glimpse of painted sunset sky shone like a great rose window at the end of a cathedral aisle.
See this rose window, which is from the model of the Church of the Holy Trinity at Vendome, and this other of the
The 700-year-old building suffered serious damage to the south transept, but the famous Rose Window survived.
The 700-year-old building suffered serious damage to the south transept but the famous Rose Window survived.
I breathed a sigh of relief when first glimpses after the fire showed that the worst had been avoided and that much of the cathedral, including a magnificent 13th-century rose window, remained.
Its walls are decorated with stained-glass windows with the outstanding one being the circular Rose Window, which traces its origin to the 13th century works of Comacini an Italian designer.
The group has two more stained glass windows available to sponsor, as well as a big rose window which will go in the floor of the building and be illuminated from underneath.
Painton Cowen, author of The Rose Window, wrote: "Of all the creations of the Gothic age, the rose window surely ranks as one of the most beguiling and seductive.
Art specialists were still poring over the extent of the damage to Notre-Dame's 13th-century South Rose Window, measuring 10 metres across (33 feet), and other stained-glass masterpieces still standing after the cathedral's wood-beamed roof collapsed.
During extensive renovations to create the Playhouse and Swillburger, many of the building's original design elements were incorporated into the updated space, such as a rose window and balconies.
Ignoring evidence that Dickinson had merely renewed medieval stonework, he rebuilt (under a close hoarding) both rose window and gable tracery to his own design.