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French translation: oriel, n.m.

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English term or phrase:oriel window
French translation:oriel, n.m.
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20:54 Nov 27, 2008
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English term or phrase: oriel window
Definition from Residential design glossary:
A window placed in a projection of an exterior wall of a building is called an oriel window when the wall projection does not extend all the way to the foundation.

Example sentence(s):
  • Oriel windows most commonly appear in homes built in either the Queen Anne or Gothic Revival style of architecture, although they are increasingly common in modern design, and examples of oriels dating back to the 15th century are readily visible in Europe today. wisegeek
  • Much of the charm Atterbury added to the house was in the assortment of windows. On the west end, a two-story copper oriel window, in half-oval shape, lighted both the living room and the master bedroom above it. The New York Times
  • the famous " Maison des Têtes " or " House of Heads "of 1609 with its rich decoration (of 105 masks!), a wonderful oriel window rising two floors high and topped with a balcony, of Renaissance style, on " Rue des Têtes"; Colmar
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oriel, n.m.
Un oriel est une fenêtre en saillie sur la façade d'un bâtiment.
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oriel, n.m.

Definition from Mediadico:
Un oriel est une fenêtre en saillie sur la façade d'un bâtiment.

Example sentence(s):
  • De plus, la richesse de ce secteur débouche sur une architecture savante, due à des architectes et des artisans de haut niveau. Ainsi l'oriel Renaissance est un élément typique de cet architecture : éclairant une Stub d'apparat à l'étage, il accompagne indifféremment la maison en bois et celle de pierres, soit au centre du pignon, soit sous forme de tourelle placée à l'angle. - Encyclopédie B&S  
  • Belles maisons rue Poincaré : - une ancienne commanderie des chevaliers teutoniques de 1718 ; au 11 une belle façade avec oriel, - au 17 un oriel de 1584, - aux 18 et 22 des maisons du 16ème siècle, - au 23 une maison avec oriel de 1620 avec sculpture, l'ancienne auberge de la demi lune avec son plafond Renaissance, - au 65 un oriel d'angle à clocheton de 1671, - Alsace, route des vins  
  • La logette est un petit ouvrage en surplomb qui s’étend sur un seul étage contrairement à l’oriel qui en compte plusieurs ou s’allonge sur plusieurs travées. Contrairement au bow-window, logette et oriel sont d’ordinaire de plan rectangulaire ou trapézoïdal et semblent appliqués sur la façade. - Inventaire du patrimoine architectural  
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