Definition of pointed arch in English:

pointed arch

Syllabification: point·ed arch

noun

  • An arch with a pointed crown, characteristic of Gothic architecture.
    More example sentences
    • Salisbury cathedral, begun about 1220, is perhaps the finest example of the style, which is characterized by pointed arches, narrow lancet windows, and generally taller and architecturally lighter buildings.
    • Nor were these all soaring, vertical lancets that ended, Gothic style, in pointed arches.
    • The hexagonal belfry contains six louvers with pointed arches and is crowned by an octagonal lantern and a copper dome.

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