Meaning of CORNICE in English


/ ˈkɔːnɪs; NAmE ˈkɔːrnɪs/ noun

( architecture ) a decorative border around the top of the walls in a room or on the outside walls of a building

—picture at alcove



mid 16th cent.: from French corniche , from Italian cornice , perhaps from Latin cornix crow (compare with corbel ), but influenced by Greek korōnis coping stone.

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.