archivolt [är′kə vōlt΄]
[It archivolto < ML archivoltum: see ARCH1 & VAULT1] Archit.
1. the inner curve of an arch or the structural parts of this
2. an ornamental molding on the face of an arch

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  • Archivolt — Ar chi*volt, n. [F. archivolte, fr. It. archivolto; pref. archi + volto vault, arch. See {Vault}.] (Arch.) (a) The architectural member surrounding the curved opening of an arch, corresponding to the architrave in the case of a square opening.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Archivolt — An archivolt is is an ornamental molding or band following the curve of the underside of an arch.cite book last =Ching first =Francis D.K. authorlink = coauthors = title =A Visual Dictionary of Architecture publisher =John Wiley Sons, Inc. date… …   Wikipedia

  • archivolt — noun Etymology: Italian archivolto, from Medieval Latin archivoltum Date: 1723 an ornamental molding around an arch corresponding to an architrave …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • archivolt — /ahr keuh vohlt /, n. Archit. a molded or decorated band following the extrados of an arch or forming an archlike frame for an opening. [1725 35; < F archivolte < It archivolto < ML *archivoltum, Latinization of OF arvol < LL arcus volutus… …   Universalium

  • archivolt — [ α:kɪvəʊlt] noun a band of mouldings round the lower curve of an arch. ↘the lower curve itself. Origin C17: from Fr. archivolte or Ital. archivolto, based on L. arcus bow, arch + volvere to roll …   English new terms dictionary

  • archivolt — ar·chi·volt …   English syllables

  • archivolt — ar•chi•volt [[t]ˈɑr kəˌvoʊlt[/t]] n. archit. a molded or decorated band around an arch or forming an archlike frame for an opening • Etymology: 1725–35; < F archivolte < It archivolto < ML *archivoltum; see arch I, vault I …   From formal English to slang

  • archivolt — /ˈakəvɒlt/ (say ahkuhvolt) noun Architecture a band of mouldings or other ornamentation about an arched opening. {Italian: stem of archivolto, from archi arch1 + volto turned} …  

  • archivolt —   n. curved moulding on face of arch …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • archivolt — n. 1 a band of mouldings round the lower curve of an arch. 2 the lower curve itself from impost to impost of the columns. Etymology: F archivolte or It. archivolto (as ARC, VAULT) …   Useful english dictionary

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