Definition of bow-fronted in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌbōˈfrəntəd/


(Of furniture) having a convexly curved front.
Example sentences
  • Yet a significant number occupy bow-fronted stalls to either side of the stage; skinny concave balconies projecting from three levels above; or tiered terraces behind the stage that part to either side of a 6125-pipe organ.
  • A leading Dublin firm lately described a bow-fronted villa in Co Dublin as a ‘beau’ fronted house - maybe the writer of the brochure was French but either way this blunder did not stop the property from realising about £1 million.
  • From the generous windows, we could see the bow-fronted stucco villas of Headington, with gardens for childhood.


bow front

noun& adjective
Example sentences
  • The cabinet's bow front echoes the curve of the sink.
  • Beyond rose the ramparts of a medieval fort onto which had been tucked an eighteenth century classical bow front; above, a series of balconies were surmounted by a ripple of Mughal chattris and copulas.
  • The very shallow pitched roof and the balcony are wonderfully elegant, as is the shallow bow front to the southern elevation.

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Syllabification: bow-front·ed

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