Definition of ogee in English:

ogee

Line breaks: ogee
Pronunciation: /ˈəʊdʒiː
 
, əʊˈdʒiː
 
/
Architecture

adjective

Showing in section a double continuous S-shaped curve.
More example sentences
  • From a high central half-round, the skirt descends along cyma or ogee curves to cusps that set off shallow arches with small half-rounds in the middle.
  • During the late 1780s, Chapin's shop gradually shifted from cabriole-legged case furniture to forms with oxbow facades and ogee feet.
  • Despite its late date, the conservative display of raised-panel doors, applied ogee moldings, and a scalloped opening to the display area are all borrowed from eighteenth-century design.

noun

Back to top  
An S-shaped line or moulding.
More example sentences
  • Of the 286 planes, the majority, were simple moldings like common ogees, astragals, beads, hollows and rounds.
  • Of Near Eastern inspiration are the arabesques, ogees, scrolls, and flower heads outlined in raised gold paste.
  • Only the fronts of the legs are decorated with a molding of opposed ogees separated by a bead interrupted by clusters of three carved balls.

Origin

late Middle English: apparently from ogive (with which it was originally synonymous). The current sense arose in the late 17th century.

Derivatives

ogeed

adjective

Definition of ogee in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day epyllion
Pronunciation: ɪˈpɪlɪən
noun
a narrative poem resembling an epic in style...