Definition of ogee in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈəʊdʒiː/
Pronunciation: /əʊˈdʒiː/


Showing in section a double continuous S-shaped curve.
Example sentences
  • From a high central half-round, the skirt descends along cyma or ogee curves to cusps that set off shallow arches with small half-rounds in the middle.
  • During the late 1780s, Chapin's shop gradually shifted from cabriole-legged case furniture to forms with oxbow facades and ogee feet.
  • Despite its late date, the conservative display of raised-panel doors, applied ogee moldings, and a scalloped opening to the display area are all borrowed from eighteenth-century design.


An S-shaped line or moulding.
Example sentences
  • Of the 286 planes, the majority, were simple moldings like common ogees, astragals, beads, hollows and rounds.
  • Of Near Eastern inspiration are the arabesques, ogees, scrolls, and flower heads outlined in raised gold paste.
  • Only the fronts of the legs are decorated with a molding of opposed ogees separated by a bead interrupted by clusters of three carved balls.





Late Middle English: apparently from ogive (with which it was originally synonymous). The current sense arose in the late 17th century.

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