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gradine Line breaks: gra|dine
Pronunciation: /ɡrəˈdiːn/
(also gradin ˈɡreɪdɪn)

Definition of gradine in English:


A low step or ledge, especially one at the back of an altar.
Example sentences
  • The mid-century gradins - bleachers where children were seated for hours - gave way to classrooms with furniture more appropriately sized.


Mid 19th century: from Italian gradino, diminutive of grado 'step'.

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