cornice

Definitions

Construction

  • An ornamental molding of wood or plaster that encircles a room just below the ceiling.
  • An ornamental topping that crowns a structure.
  • An exterior ornamental trim at the meeting of the roof and wall. This type of cornice usually includes a bed molding, a soffit, a fascia, and a crown molding.

Real Estate

  • noun a projecting horizontal moulding along the top of a wall or building
  • noun a decorative plaster moulding around a room where the walls and ceiling meet
  • noun the top projecting section of the entablature, the part of a building that is supported by the columns
  • verb to decorate or finish a wall or building with a cornice
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