Definition of Ovolo

1. Noun. A convex molding having a cross section in the form of a quarter of a circle or of an ellipse.

Exact synonyms: Quarter Round, Thumb
Specialized synonyms: Echinus
Generic synonyms: Molding, Moulding



Definition of Ovolo

1. n. A round, convex molding. See Illust. of Column.

Definition of Ovolo

1. Noun. (architecture) A classical convex moulding carved with an (w egg-and-dart) ornament. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Ovolo

1. a convex molding [n -LI or -LOS]

Medical Definition of Ovolo

1. A round, convex molding. In Roman work it is usually a quarter circle in section; in Greek work it is flatter, and is equivalent to the echinus; that is, it has in section the elastic curve of the shell of the sea urchin. In mediaeval architecture it is not distinguishable from the multitude of convex moldings, of all sections, which are used. Origin: It. Ovolo, uovolo, fr. L. Ovum an egg. Cf. Ovule. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ovolo

ovococcus
ovocyte
ovoflavin
ovogenesis
ovoglobulin
ovogonium
ovoid
ovoidal
ovoidals
ovoids
ovolactovegetarian
ovolactovegetarianism
ovolactovegetarians
ovolarviparous
ovoli
ovolo (current term)
ovology
ovolos
ovomucin
ovomucoid
ovonic
ovonics
ovoplasm
ovoplasma
ovoprotogen
ovosiston
ovotestes
ovotransferrin

Literary usage of Ovolo

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1. Proportion and Harmony of Line and Color in Painting, Sculpture, and by George Lansing Raymond (1899)
"... we are to Start with Factors of Small Dimensions —Same Height in the Abacus and Corona of Horizontal and Raking Cornices, the ovolo, Cyma Recta, etc. ..."

2. Knight's American Mechanical Dictionary: A Description of Tools, Instruments by Edward Henry Knight (1876)
"See the following examples, which all have flat panels and quara backs:, ovolo and square. c, quirk-ovolo fillet 6, quirk-ovolo. d, quirk-ovolo bead. ..."

3. Standard Practical Plumbing: Being a Complete Encyclopædia for Practical by Philip John Davies (1896)
"The Roman ovolo (used in rain water heads) is a kind of quadrant, and is illustrated at AB and AD, Fig. 1193. In ABC the height is equal to the projection. ..."

4. Civil Engineer and Architect's Journal (1852)
"The ovolo with Fillet and Bead. This moulding is one of the most simple ... 14 is the section of an ovolo moulding, similar to that which surmounts the ..."

5. Appletons' Cyclopædia of Drawing: Designed as a Text-book for the Mechanic by William Ezra Worthen (1857)
"To describe an ovolo.—The ovolo is a member strong at the extremity, and intended ... The Roman ovolo consists of a quadrant or a less portion of a circle,; ..."

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