Definition of crenellations in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌkrenəˈlāSH(ə)nz/

plural noun

The battlements of a castle or other building.
Example sentences
  • Behind the gatehouse, around the monastic cloister, there were similar conversions, the whole façade being topped with a bombastic row of crenellations (battlements).
  • You will notice the buttresses, the porch, the crenellations on the walls, and the four light mullioned windows.
  • Tiered on the surrounding hills rose terracotta-roofed buildings surmounted by the beige crenellations of a castle.

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Syllabification: cren·el·la·tions

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