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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fi-nes-truh]
    • /fɪˈnɛs trə/
    • /fˈenestrə/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fi-nes-truh]
    • /fɪˈnɛs trə/

Definitions of fenestra word

  • noun plural fenestra Anatomy, Zoology. a small opening or perforation, as in a bone, especially between the middle and inner ear. 1
  • noun plural fenestra Entomology. a transparent spot in an otherwise opaque surface, as in the wings of certain butterflies and moths. 1
  • noun plural fenestra Architecture. a windowlike opening. 1
  • noun fenestra An opening in a body, sometimes with a membrane. 1
  • noun fenestra a small opening in or between bones, esp one of the openings between the middle and inner ears 0
  • noun fenestra a transparent marking or spot, as on the wings of moths 0

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Origin of fenestra

First appearance:

before 1820
One of the 38% newest English words
1820-30; < New Latin, special use of Latin fenestra window, hole (in a wall)

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Parts of speech for Fenestra


fenestra popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 69% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 53% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

fenestra usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for fenestra

noun fenestra

  • bay — A bay is a part of a coast where the land curves inwards.
  • aperture — An aperture is a narrow hole or gap.
  • bow — When you bow to someone, you briefly bend your body towards them as a formal way of greeting them or showing respect.
  • bay window — A bay window is a window that sticks out from the outside wall of a house.
  • fenestella — a small aperture in the front of an altar, containing relics

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