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mutule Line breaks: mu¦tule
Pronunciation: /ˈmjuːtjuːl/

Definition of mutule in English:


A stone block projecting under a cornice in the Doric order.
Example sentences
  • The triglyphs are omitted in favor of a blank frieze, but the mutules with guttae of Benjamin's design are present.
  • The cornice has projecting blocks or mutules in its exposed lower surface or soffit, above which is a plain vertical face or corona, finished by a group of crowning moldings.
  • The piers and pilasters carry a deep entablature which was enriched with triglyphs and mutules.


Mid 17th century: from French, from Latin mutulus.

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