Oriel definition

ôrē-əl
(architecture) A large polygonal recess in a building, such as a bay window.
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A bay window projecting from an upper floor, supported from below with corbels or brackets.
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A large window built out from a wall and resting on a bracket or a corbel; bay window.
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Alternative Forms

Alternative Form of oriel - oriol

Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
oriel
Plural:
oriels

Origin of oriel

  • Middle English from Old French oriol porch from Medieval Latin oriolum

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

  • Old French oriol (“gallery, corridor"), Late Latin oriolum (“portico, hall"), probably from Latin aureolus (“gilded"), applied to an apartment decorated with gilding. See oriole.

    From Wiktionary