Definition of trumeau in English:
noun (plural trumeaux-ˈmōz-ˈmō)
A section of wall or a pillar between two openings, especially a pillar dividing a large doorway in a church.
- This ornamental display registers from a considerable distance and effectively dominates the portal, though statues may have been planned for the trumeau and lateral niches beneath.
- As the author has argued in his consideration of the Souillac trumeau, such monstrous mouths could evoke a multiplicity of meanings for the monastic audience.
- No tympanum was ever carved, however, only the trumeau to support one, together with a similarly carved block and some subsidiary reliefs.
Late 19th century: from French, literally 'calf of the leg'.
Definition of trumeau in:
- British & World English dictionary
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.
Most popular in the US
Most popular in the UK
Most popular in Canada
Most popular in Australia
Most popular in Malaysia
Most popular in Pakistan