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spandrel

División en sílabas: span·drel
Pronunciación: /ˈspandrəl
 
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Definición de spandrel en inglés:

sustantivo

Architecture
1The almost triangular space between one side of the outer curve of an arch, a wall, and the ceiling or framework.
Example sentences
  • Relief panels containing scenes from the Childhood of Christ filled the triangular spandrels between the gables dominating the screen's facade.
  • On the rear wall is a kind of private chapel, a wall niche framed by pilasters and faced with spandrels with inlaid vegetal ornament, which shelters an altar.
  • The building service core is a solid, while transparency is achieved through variations in a curtain wall composed of vision, spandrel, and fritted glass.
1.1The space between the shoulders of adjoining arches and the ceiling or molding above.

Origen

late Middle English: perhaps from Anglo-Norman French spaund(e)re, or from espaundre 'expand'.

Words that rhyme with spandrel

gambrel

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