Definitions for ovoloˈoʊ vəˌloʊ; -ˌlaɪ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

o•vo•loˈoʊ vəˌloʊ; -ˌlaɪ(n.)(pl.)-li

  1. a convex molding forming or approximating in section a quarter of a circle or ellipse.

    Category: Architecture

Origin of ovolo:

1655–65; < It, var. (now obs.) of uovolo, dim. of uovoegg1

Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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


  1. ovolo(Noun)

    A classical convex moulding carved with an ornament.


  1. Ovolo

    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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