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Webster 1913 Edition


Dentil

Den′til

,
Noun.
[LL.
dentillus
, for L.
denticulus
. Cf.
Dentelli
,
Denticle
,
Dentile
.]
(Arch.)
A small square block or projection in cornices, a number of which are ranged in an ornamental band; – used particularly in the Ionic, Corinthian, and Composite orders.

Webster 1828 Edition


Dentil

DENTIL

,
Noun.
[L. A tooth.] In architecture, an ornament in cornices bearing some resemblance to teeth; used particularly in the Ionic and Corinthian order.

Definition 2021


dentil

dentil

English

Noun

dentil (plural dentils)

  1. (architecture) One of a series of small rectangular blocks projecting like teeth from a molding or beneath a cornice.

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