Share this entry

crenellations Syllabification: cren·el·la·tions
Pronunciation: /ˌkrenəˈlāSH(ə)nz/

Definition of crenellations in English:

plural noun

The battlements of a castle or other building.
Example sentences
  • Behind the gatehouse, around the monastic cloister, there were similar conversions, the whole façade being topped with a bombastic row of crenellations (battlements).
  • You will notice the buttresses, the porch, the crenellations on the walls, and the four light mullioned windows.
  • Tiered on the surrounding hills rose terracotta-roofed buildings surmounted by the beige crenellations of a castle.

Definition of crenellations in:

Share this entry


What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day innocuous
Pronunciation: iˈnäkyo͞oəs
not harmful or offensive