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semidome

Syllabification: sem·i·dome
Pronunciation: /ˈsemēˌdōm, ˌsemˌī-
 
/

Definition of semidome in English:

noun

Architecture
A half-dome formed by vertical section.
Example sentences
  • A semicylindrical wall section having a diameter matching the maximum diameter of said semi-dome.
  • Design for a decoration of a semi-dome, with Christ in a mandorla of cherubim between Sts Peter and Paul, and two martyrs, with a kneeling pope below.
  • As the candlelight waxed and waned in the breeze, the highlights of the frescoes in the domes and semi-domes flashed momentarily into view then disappeared again into the shadows.

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