Dentil meaning

dĕntĭl
One of a series of small rectangular blocks projecting like teeth from a molding or beneath a cornice.
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(archit.) Any of a series of small rectangular blocks projecting like teeth, as from under a cornice.
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(architecture) One of a series of small rectangular blocks projecting like teeth from a molding or beneath a cornice.
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Origin of dentil

  • Obsolete French dentille from Old French diminutive of dent tooth dentist

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French dentille, ultimately from Latin dente, ablative singular of dēns.

    From Wiktionary