[awr-ee-uh l, ohr‐] /ˈɔr i əl, ˈoʊr‐/
a bay window, especially one cantilevered or corbeled out from a wall.
(in medieval architecture) a large bay window of a hall or chamber.
“large recessed window,” mid-14c., from Old French oriol “hall, vestibule; oriel,” of uncertain origin, perhaps from Medieval Latin oriolum “porch, gallery” (mid-13c.), perhaps from Vulgar Latin *auraeolum, dissimilated from aulaeolum, a diminutive of Latin aulaeum “curtain.” Despite much research, the sense evolution remains obscure.
- Oriel window
/ˈɔːrɪəl/ noun 1. a bay window, esp one that is supported by one or more brackets or corbels Sometimes shortened to oriel
noun 1. (def 2).
- Oriental almandine
noun 1. a variety of corundum resembling almandine in colour and used as a gemstone
noun 1. .