A projecting bracket under the corona of a cornice in the Corinthian and other orders.
More example sentences
- A heavy cornice with dentils and modillions and a boxlike parapet with a decorative panel at the center crown the facade.
- The Romans invented a distinct cornice for the Corinthian order, characterized by large projecting modillions embellished with acanthus leaves.
- The windows are surmounted by rusticated wooden jack arches with superimposed keystones, and a heavy modillion cornice crowns the bold Georgian proportions of the facade.
mid 16th century: from French modillon, from Italian modiglione, based on Latin mutulus 'mutule'.
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