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pointed arch Syllabification: point·ed arch

Definition of pointed arch in English:


An arch with a pointed crown, characteristic of Gothic architecture.
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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