- a horizontal molding projecting along the top of a wall, building, etc.
- the top part of an entablature
- a projecting, decorative strip above a window, designed to keep a curtain rod from showing
Origin of corniceFrench from Italian from Classical Latin coronis, curved line, flourish in writing from Classical Greek kor?nis, curved object: see crown
transitive verb-·niced, -·nic·ing