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  • n. A pavilion or similar structure in an elevated position in parkland

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In architecture: a small pavilion in a park.
  • n. An elaborately ornamented apartment in a medieval castle or château.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • The kitchen has a cream-colored ceramic tiled floor and windows overlooking the patio also called a gloriette.

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  • No, I don't know the derivation of the word except that is is from the French gloriette but the RAE gives these definitions, perhaps they will help you see why that word is applied to the traffic glorieta. glorieta.

    derivation of "glorieta"

  • Phase one of the two-year conservation programme by The National Trust and English Heritage saw stone conservators replace the old lime mortar to consolidate the crumbling masonry in the castle's gloriette and inner ward.

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  • In the rear are older palaces and towers, forming a vast, irregular quadrangle; -- Rodolph's ancientcastle, with its Gothic gloriette and fantastic gables; the


  • Page view page image: castle, with its Gothic gloriette and fantastic gables; the Giant's Tower, guarding the drawbridge over the moat; the Rent Tower, with the linden-trees growing on its summit, and the magnificent


  • _gloriette_, a word in common use in northern France and in Flanders, was a _logette de plaisance_.

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