Definition of colonnade in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌkäləˈnād/


1A row of columns supporting a roof, an entablature, or arcade.
Example sentences
  • The sight lines leading to the colonnade and entablature of the Parliament are left unobstructed.
  • Entablatures and colonnades are common structural features of basalt.
  • The rest of the structure is of bamboo: poles 80 to 100 mm in diameter are lashed together with rattan or connected by bolts to form roof trusses and the colonnade.
row of columns;
portico, gallery, stoa, peristyle;
1.1A row of trees or other tall objects.
Example sentences
  • The eastern slope below Playfair's buildings has been pierced by a rusticated colonnade of battered piers framing large windows.
  • A long colonnade of towers would line Atlantic Avenue, terracing down to a landscaped park bounded by low-rise residential buildings, scaled to the existing brownstone neighborhood just to the south.
  • They look like an elegant row of columns, tiny enough for atomic-scale hide-and-seek, but these colonnades represent a new way to bring nanotechnology into mass production.



Pronunciation: /käləˈnādid/
Example sentences
  • The grape harvest is received and sorted in a colonnaded courtyard at the east end of the site, where an oversailing roof canopy shades and signposts the entrance to the great vat shed.
  • Built incrementally, it was originally a theatre, with a pleasingly symmetrical Italianate colonnaded frontage facing the town's main square.
  • The enclosed rooms are separated by small gardens, but tied together to the west by a long colonnaded veranda that runs the whole length of the building.


Early 18th century: from French, from colonne 'column', from Latin columna.

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Syllabification: col·on·nade

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