Definition of cyma in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈsʌɪmə

noun (plural cymas or cymae /ˈsʌɪmiː/)

  • A cornice moulding with an S-shaped cross section.
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    • The building is noted for a beautiful Baroque doorway and the heads of the lions in the cymae of the windows.
    • This exceptional exhibition will cover the cymas of some of the most sumptuous halls in the Brukenthal Palace.
    • The ceiling is vaulted with wooden-cavetto and decorated with beads and cymas.


mid 16th century: modern Latin, from Greek kuma 'wave or wavy moulding'.

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