Definition of arris in English:

arris

Line breaks: arris
Pronunciation: /ˈarɪs
 
/

noun

Architecture
A sharp edge formed by the meeting of two flat or curved surfaces.
More example sentences
  • He noticed the two arris hip tiles that had fallen and saw that two adjacent tiles had become dislodged.

Origin

late 17th century: alteration of early modern French areste 'sharp ridge', earlier form of arête.

Definition of arris in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day fioritura
Pronunciation: fɪˌɔːrɪˈt(j)ʊərə
noun
an embellishment of a melody...