- The definition of listel is a architectural term for a narrow edge, border or molding.
An example of a listel is a decorative border around the ceiling inside a Victorian style house.
Archit. a narrow molding or band; fillet
Origin of listelFrench ; from Italian listello, diminutive of lista, a border, strip ; from Germanic an unverified form lista: see list
A narrow border, molding, or fillet. Also called list2.
Origin of listelFrench, from Italian listello, diminutive of lista, border, of Germanic origin.