Definition of banderole in English:


Syllabification: ban·de·role
Pronunciation: /ˈbandəˌrōl
(also banderol)


  • 1A narrow flaglike object, in particular.
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    • A charming infant St John twines up in one corner with his olive-twig cross and his Agnus Dei banderole.
    • The old ritual demanded that a pine tree be cut down and decorated with flower garlands and banderoles before its setting up in the temple.
  • 1.1A long, narrow flag with a cleft end, flown at a masthead.
  • 1.2An ornamental streamer on a knight’s lance.
  • 1.3A ribbonlike stone scroll bearing an inscription.
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    • The banderole bears the inscription ‘Asperges Me Hyssopo,’ a phrase from Psalm 51: 7.
    • The tympanum over the center door is carved with a representation of Jesus, flanked by angels, and standing on a banderole inscribed: ‘I am the door’.
    • The text on the banderole on the left reads (in translation), ‘a welcome meal for a guest who has come from afar,’ above which in smaller characters is, ‘written for the owner of the Western Garden.’


mid 16th century: from French, from Italian banderuola, diminutive of bandiera 'banner'.

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