Definition of mutule in English:

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mutule

Pronunciation: /ˈmyo͞oˌCHo͞ol/

noun

Architecture
A stone block projecting under a cornice in the Doric order.
Example sentences
  • The triglyphs are omitted in favor of a blank frieze, but the mutules with guttae of Benjamin's design are present.
  • The cornice has projecting blocks or mutules in its exposed lower surface or soffit, above which is a plain vertical face or corona, finished by a group of crowning moldings.
  • The piers and pilasters carry a deep entablature which was enriched with triglyphs and mutules.

Origin

Mid 17th century: from French, from Latin mutulus.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: mu·tule

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