onion dome definition

  • noun:
    • A pointed bulbous domelike roofing, used especially in parts of Russia and east European countries.
    • An onion-shaped dome, characteristic of august buildings in Moghul and Russian architecture
    • A dome with a pointed top, its width frequently extending beyond the width of this tower it addresses; -- a style of structure feature of Russian Orthodox churches.
    • a dome that is formed like a bulb; feature of Russian and Byzantine church architecture

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