Definitions for ovoloˈoʊ vəˌloʊ; -ˌlaɪ
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
o•vo•loˈoʊ vəˌloʊ; -ˌlaɪ(n.)(pl.)-li
a convex molding forming or approximating in section a quarter of a circle or ellipse.
Origin of ovolo:
1655–65; < It, var. (now obs.) of uovolo, dim. of uovoegg1
ovolo, thumb, quarter round(noun)
a convex molding having a cross section in the form of a quarter of a circle or of an ellipse
A classical convex moulding carved with an ornament.
Ovolo in architecture, is a convex molding known also as the echinus, which in Classical architecture was invariably carved with the egg-and-dart ornament. The molding is called a quarter-round by woodworkers. This is not to be confounded with the "echinus" of the Dorian capital, as this was of a more varied form and of much larger dimensions than the ovolo, which was only a subordinate molding.
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