Entry from US English dictionary
A pointed or slanting ceiling of a room that rises through more than one floor.
- ‘Instead of doing a cathedral ceiling and exposing the skylight, we did a flat ceiling and cut slits where we wanted indirect light,’ Orr explains.
- But the room's three-gable cathedral ceiling and warm yellow walls give it an architectural feeling of its own.
- Because it was not necessary to accurately predict temperatures at roof level, we approximated the triangular shapes of the sloped cathedral ceiling, for example, with rectangular geometry.
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Syllabification: ca·the·dral ceil·ing
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