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gargoyle

Saltos de línea: gar|goyle
Pronunciación: /ˈɡɑːɡɔɪl
 
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Definición de gargoyle en inglés:

sustantivo

A grotesque carved human or animal face or figure projecting from the gutter of a building, typically acting as a spout to carry water clear of a wall.
Example sentences
  • The ancient Greeks adorned important buildings with gargoyles to throw water away from the foundations.
  • They are irrigated by surface water poured from gargoyles, a torrent that in winter becomes magically frozen.
  • On a Gothic building it was natural to provide gargoyles at cornice level.

Origen

Middle English: from Old French gargouille 'throat', also 'gargoyle' (because of the water passing through the throat and mouth of the figure); related to Greek gargarizein 'to gargle' (imitating the sounds made in the throat).

Words that rhyme with gargoyle

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