Definition of onion dome in English:

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onion dome

Pronunciation: /ˈənyən dōm/


A dome that bulges in the middle and rises to a point, used especially in Russian church architecture.
Example sentences
  • The onion dome is sheathed in copper and has a rimu interior, and along with the wrought iron walls was built by the Christchurch firm, Veronese Brothers.
  • However, it is pretty to look at with set and costumes echoing the Olivier film of Henry V apart from possibly the earliest onion dome in western Europe, and has a soundtrack which plays a quite important part.
  • The 19 th-century Palais Massena is also well worth a visit, as is the Russian Orthodox St Nicolas Cathedral, with its onion domes, one of the city's most distinctive landmarks.



Example sentences
  • It is Sunday, I am in the onion-domed Alexander Nevski cathedral in Tallinn in Estonia, and I happen upon a Russian Orthodox ‘Adoration of the Eucharist’ - a spiritual experience never to be surpassed.
  • The gleaming, onion-domed Saint Nicholas' Cathedral on boulevard Tsarevitch has to be one of Nice's biggest surprises, surrounded as it is by typically French mid-rise apartment complexes.
  • The onion-domed Holy Resurrection Russian Orthodox Church is one of Kodiak's landmarks.

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Syllabification: on·ion dome

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