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Meaning of CORNICE

Pronunciation:  'kornis

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the topmost projecting part of an entablature
  2. [n]  a molding at the corner between the ceiling and the top of a wall
  3. [n]  a decorative framework to conceal curtain fixtures at the top of a window casing
  4. [v]  furnish with a cornice, as in architecture

CORNICE is a 7 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: pelmet, valance, valance board
 See Also: entablature, frame, framework, framing, furnish, molding, moulding, projection, provide, render, supply



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Cor"nice\ (k?r"n?s), n. [F. corniche, It. cornice, LL.
coronix, cornix, fr. L. coronis a curved line, a flourish
with the pen at the end of a book or chapter, Gr. ???; akin
to L. corona crown. sEE {Crown}, and cf. {Coronis}.] (Arch.)
Any horizontal, molded or otherwise decorated projection
which crowns or finishes the part to which it is affixed; as,
the cornice of an order, pedestal, door, window, or house.

{Cornice ring}, the ring on a cannon next behind the muzzle