Definition of rose window in English:

rose window

noun

  • A circular window with mullions or tracery radiating in a form suggestive of a rose.

    • ‘The church is recognised for its spectacular Victorian architecture and huge rose window, which is protected by wire mesh against attack.’
    • ‘The project saw the renewal of stonework and replacement of masonry on the cathedral's rose window.’
    • ‘The main feature is a rubble stone and masonry ‘ruinette’, complete with rose window, named St Leonard's Priory.’
    • ‘Seen outside their architectural settings, pictures of rose windows create a psychedelic effect, says Edmund Fawcett, as a new book throws light on how stonemasons and glaziers brought stained glass into Gothic churches’
    • ‘Additionally, a beautiful rose window was put in at the front of the church and floodlit from the inside, allowing a mirage of colours to emerge from the window, something which will become a feature of the famous mall.’
    • ‘Immediately inside the main door there is a remarkable oval shaped baptistry with a rose window and a ceiling full of five, six and seven pointed stars on a dark blue night sky.’
    • ‘There are about 650 little paper flowers obsessively tacked to the wall, referencing a rose window, all kinds of associations, but also creating an abstract form.’
    • ‘Here, Rilke compares the rose window of a cathedral to the eye of a cat, the gaze of which is in turn likened to a whirlpool.’
    • ‘On July 9, 1984, York Minster was hit by a devastating fire, leaving its famous rose window in shattered fragments.’
    • ‘A huge, round rose window glowed with neon - enhanced colours, lighting the dance floor with shards of light.’
    • ‘The headhouse itself was wonderfully refurbished, with sunbeams shining again through the great rose windows down onto the polished waiting room floor.’
    • ‘‘It's the rose window of my little Northwestern cathedral,’ he sighs, weary but contented.’
    • ‘The frame acquired the architectural elements of its churchlike structure: columns, cornices, arches and traceries, buttresses, ornate roundels like rose windows.’
    • ‘In addition, behind the cross, above Christ's head, a rose window helps to link viewer to image, bizarrely placing the action within a church.’
    • ‘This classic Episcopalian cathedral has an exquisite rose window high above its front doors.’
    • ‘Unfortunately, this popular tale has as much basis as the legends attributing crucifixes and saintly reliefs in various Apuan village churches, and even one Gothic rose window, to the great master.’
    • ‘The Christ statue is to be placed underneath a new rose window, being made by Osbaldwick-based stonemason William Anelay.’
    • ‘All aspects of the cathedral at Chartres had allegorical meaning: the rose window referred to the orderly cosmos.’
    • ‘Eventually a blurred, bleeding reproduction of the rose window will be produced, and will, I presume, be exhibited, possibly over the very window from which the form is derived.’
    • ‘A major renovation project on St Magnus Cathedral's rose window is now complete, with the scaffolding expected to start coming down this week.’

Pronunciation

rose window

/rōz ˈwindō//roʊz ˈwɪndoʊ/