Definitions for ovoloˈoʊ vəˌloʊ; -ˌlaɪ

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  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

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  1. ovolo(Noun)

    A classical convex moulding carved with an ornament.

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  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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