Dentil
Dentil Den"til, n. [LL. dentillus, for L. denticulus. Cf. {Dentelli}, {Denticle}, {Dentile}.] (Arch.) A small square block or projection in cornices, a number of which are ranged in an ornamental band; -- used particularly in the Ionic, Corinthian, and Composite orders. [1913 Webster]

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  • dentil — [den′til] n. [MFr dentille, dim. of dent < L dens, TOOTH] Archit. any of a series of small rectangular blocks projecting like teeth, as from under a cornice …   English World dictionary

  • Dentil — Closeup of dentils, above a Corinthian order capital, Town Hall, Westport, Connecticut, U.S.A …   Wikipedia

  • dentil — noun Etymology: obsolete French dentille, from Middle French, diminutive of dent Date: 1663 one of a series of small projecting rectangular blocks forming a molding especially under a cornice • dentiled adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • dentil — dentiled, adj. /den tl, til/, n. Archit. any of a series of closely spaced, small, rectangular blocks, used esp. in classical architecture beneath the coronas of Ionic, Corinthian, and Composite cornices. [1655 65; < F dentille (obs.), fem. dim.… …   Universalium

  • dentil — noun One of a series of small rectangular blocks projecting like teeth from a molding or beneath a cornice …   Wiktionary

  • dentil — n. small rectangular block projecting like teeth from a molding or underneath an edge …   English contemporary dictionary

  • DENTIL — Dentilius …   Abbreviations in Latin Inscriptions

  • dentil — [ dɛntɪl] noun Architecture one of a series of small tooth like rectangular blocks used as a decoration under the moulding of a cornice. Origin C16: from Ital. dentello or obs. Fr. dentille, dimin. of dent tooth …   English new terms dictionary

  • dentil — den·til …   English syllables

  • dentil — den•til [[t]ˈdɛn tl, tɪl[/t]] n. archit. one of a series of closely spaced small rectangular blocks, used esp. in classical architecture beneath the corona of a cornice • Etymology: 1655–65; < F dentille (obs.), fem. dim. of dent tooth …   From formal English to slang

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