rose window


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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.

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

rose′ win′dow


n.
a circular window decorated with tracery symmetrical about the center.
[1765–75]
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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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rose window

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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
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.
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Visitors will not fail to be impressed by the new library, which conserves the landmark spire and rose window of the Square Chapel within a brand new 21st century building with state of the art facilities.
The engraved frontispiece of this work also features a depiction of the original medieval Rose Window at Durham Cathedral before it was destroyed.
The famous rose window dates back to the 15th century and depicts Christ surrounded by the apostles.
The 700-year-old building suffered serious damage to the south transept but the famous Rose Window survived.
Pinnacled buttresses and octagonal turrets decorated the outside and it had some lovely examples of stained glass, including a magnificent 14ft rose window.
We saw how the tabernacle had become the literal "tent" of the Lord; we met the church's namesake and his companions through the reredos; we felt the mystery of Mary's love through her Rose Window.
From an architectural standpoint," says Boutin, "the main goal was to make the church visible at night and to make its presence felt by passersby on the busy commercial street while drawing attention to its most interesting architectural features: the two towers, the richly sculpted stone of its fagade and the central rose window.