Share this entry

Share this page

intrados

Syllabification: in·tra·dos
Pronunciation: /ˈintrəˌdäs, -ˌdōs, inˈtrā-
 
/

Definition of intrados in English:

noun (plural same or intradoses)

Architecture
The lower or inner curve of an arch. Often contrasted with extrados.
Example sentences
  • The intrados or the inner rim of the arch shows its most distinctive feature - a fringe of lotus-bud carving.

Origin

late 18th century: from French, from intra- 'on the inside' + dos 'the back' (from Latin dorsum).

Definition of intrados in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day ingratiate
Pronunciation: inˈɡrāSHēˌāt
verb
bring oneself into favor with someone through flattery…