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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A band of designs, drawings, or carvings used as a decoration along a wall or around a room.

Usage examples (35)
  • The beautifully carved frieze in the rotunda depicted acts of bravery and good deeds.
  • It was a bold move to bring back the 'frieze' - how do you think people will go with it?
  • Day, however, claimed the frieze was a deliberate contrast to the "ideal" of the towering lovers embracing above.
  • It is small, but of exquisite proportions, and now perfect, with the exception of a portion of the frieze, which is in the British Museum. for more
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  • The "frieze" (a sculptured or patterned strip on a building) on the building depicts a hero as he "frees" (to release) a child from the ice, only to "freeze" (to turn to ice) to death in the bitter cold himself.
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