modillion
noun Etymology: Italian modiglione Date: 1563 an ornamental block or bracket under the corona of the cornice (as in the Corinthian order)

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  • modillion — [mō dil′yən] n. [It modiglione < LL * mutilio < L mutulus, modillion, prob. < Etr base * mut , a projection] Archit. an ornamental block or bracket placed under a projecting cornice, esp. in the Corinthian order …   English World dictionary

  • Modillion — Mo*dil lion, n. [F. modillon, It. modiglione. Cf. {Module}, n.] (Arch.) The enriched block or horizontal bracket generally found under the cornice of the Corinthian and Composite entablature, and sometimes, less ornamented, in the Ionic and other …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • modillion — /moh dil yeuhn, meuh /, n. Archit. an ornamental cantilever beneath the corona or similar member of a cornice, stringcourse, etc. [1555 65; < It modiglione < VL *mutilionem, var. of *mutulionem, acc. of *mutulio. See MUTULE, ION] * * * …   Universalium

  • modillion — noun A decoratively carved supporting block atop a column …   Wiktionary

  • modillion — məʊ dɪlɪən n. (Architecture) ornamental bracket under a Corinthian column …   English contemporary dictionary

  • modillion — [mə dɪljən] noun Architecture a projecting bracket under the corona of a cornice in the Corinthian and other orders. Origin C16: from Fr. modillon, from Ital. modiglione, based on L. mutulus mutule …   English new terms dictionary

  • modillion — mo·dil·lion …   English syllables

  • modillion — mo•dil•lion [[t]moʊˈdɪl yən, mə [/t]] n. archit. an ornamental block or bracket beneath the corona or similar member of a cornice, stringcourse, etc • Etymology: 1555–65; < It modiglione …   From formal English to slang

  • modillion — /məˈdɪljən/ (say muh dilyuhn) noun one of a series of ornamental blocks or brackets placed under the corona of a cornice in the Corinthian and other orders. {Italian modiglione, from Latin mūtulus} …   Australian English dictionary

  • modillion — n. Archit. a projecting bracket under the corona of a cornice in the Corinthian and other orders. Etymology: F modillon f. It. modiglione ult. f. L mutulus mutule …   Useful english dictionary

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