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[moh-dil-yuh n, muh-] /moʊˈdɪl yən, mə-/

noun, Architecture.
an ornamental cantilever beneath the corona or similar member of a cornice, stringcourse, etc.
(architect) one of a set of ornamental brackets under a cornice, esp as used in the Corinthian order Compare mutule


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