clerestory
[ kleer-stawr-ee ]
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Part of Speech noun
Origin + Etymology
Late Middle English from clear + storey
Synonyms
  • window
  • gable
Antonyms
  • wall
Definition
a portion of an interior rising above adjacent rooftops and having windows admitting daylight to the interior
Example
A) The clerestory of the Italian church was breathtaking. B) We wanted to ensure our new home had clerestories to let in plenty of natural light.
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