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A turret or tower attached to a building and providing an extensive view.
turret, minaret, spire, belfry, obelisk, needle, pyramid, cone, finial, shikaraView synonyms
- ‘He has a very good view similar to the mirador from his terrace.’
- ‘We also flew paper aeroplanes from the mirador.’
- ‘The theatre divides the park roughly in half and from the top of its seating tiers, a mirador offers good views across the landscape.’
- ‘The property is sumptuously decorated in Moorish style throughout, with mosaic-tiled fountains and elegant colonnades, jewelled lanterns, an octagonal dining pavilion and a domed mirador.’
- ‘Briefly the alleys open into placetas and miradors, from where the view extends for miles.’
Late 17th century: from Spanish, from mirar ‘to look’.
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