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listel Syllabification: lis·tel
Pronunciation: /ˈlistəl/

Definition of listel in English:


A narrow strip with a flat surface running between moldings. Also called fillet.
Example sentences
  • The great cornices found in northern Italy are rare in the South, and are frequently reduced to simple listels.


Late 16th century: from Italian listello, diminutive of lista 'strip, band'.

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