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cathedral ceiling

Syllabification: ca·the·dral ceil·ing

Definition of cathedral ceiling in English:


A pointed or slanting ceiling of a room that rises through more than one floor.
Example sentences
  • ‘Instead of doing a cathedral ceiling and exposing the skylight, we did a flat ceiling and cut slits where we wanted indirect light,’ Orr explains.
  • But the room's three-gable cathedral ceiling and warm yellow walls give it an architectural feeling of its own.
  • Because it was not necessary to accurately predict temperatures at roof level, we approximated the triangular shapes of the sloped cathedral ceiling, for example, with rectangular geometry.

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