Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Any ornamental circular member of a building, especially of a highly decorative character, as a rondel tilled with sculpture.

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  • Listen: hear Jean-Marc pronounce the word 'rosace': Download rosace2. wav

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  • Listen: hear Jean-Marc pronounce the word 'rosace': Download rosace2.wav

    rosace - French Word-A-Day

  • I stopped in front of it to examine the steps, the archway, and the patterned window over the archway, a rosace.

    Crossed

  • Here on the real church there was no cross, but the rosace behind the cross was unmistakably, though crudely, rendered on the stained glass.

    Crossed

  • Among all the French words my daughter has taught me, rosace may be the least useful in speech (not like the ever-groovy, ever-utterable chiche* that she taught me a while back) but I can say that I am now seeing rosace patterns everywhere.

    rosace - French Word-A-Day

  • Friday, January 27, 2006 rosace rosace (ro-zass) noun, feminine rose window (architecture); rose-shaped ornament

    rosace - French Word-A-Day

  • Among all the French words my daughter has taught me, rosace may be the least useful in speech not like the ever-groovy, ever-utterable chiche* that she taught me a while back but I can say that I am now seeing rosace patterns everywhere.

    rosace - French Word-A-Day

  • That and a delicate three-by-five-foot Aubusson with a central rosace that they used as a wall hanging were the two things he most wanted to wrest from them.

    LET ME CALL YOU SWEETHEART

  • The name of the artist who made the plan of the pyramid and spire of the northern tower is still unknown; nor is it known who built the steeple which formerly rose above the _grande rosace_, or rose.

    Historical Sketch of the Cathedral of Strasburg

  • The ray of light that penetrated through this opening traversed the circular web of a spider, who had tastefully woven her delicate rosace in the pointed arch of the window and now sat motionless in the centre of this wheel of lace.

    IV. Fate. Book VII

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