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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

An open courtyard enclosed by the walls of a building or buildings.

Usage examples (14)
  • At the farther end it opened on a little cortile, where gnarled rose-bushes were in bloom.
  • After occupying various localities these mosaic works were finally settled in a cortile of the Vatican in 1825.
  • Vannucci turned back into the house and closed the door; but I stayed in the cortile pretending a trouble with my spurs.
  • Michelozzo, made in 1450, and covered with stucco decoration in the sixteenth century, form the cortile in which, over the fountain of for more
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