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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fen-uh-strey-shuh n]
    • /ˌfɛn əˈstreɪ ʃən/
    • /fˌenɪstrˈeɪʃən/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fen-uh-strey-shuh n]
    • /ˌfɛn əˈstreɪ ʃən/

Definitions of fenestration word

  • noun fenestration the design and disposition of windows and other exterior openings of a building. 1
  • noun fenestration Furniture. an ornamental motif having the form of a blind arcade or arch, as in medieval cabinetwork. 1
  • noun fenestration Medicine/Medical, Surgery. a perforation in a structure. an operation to effect such an opening. Also called fenestration operation, Lempert operation. the creation of an artificial opening into the labyrinth of the ear to restore hearing loss from otosclerosis. 1
  • noun fenestration The arrangement of windows in a building. 1
  • noun fenestration the arrangement and design of windows in a building 0
  • noun fenestration a surgical operation to restore hearing by making an artificial opening into the labyrinth of the ear 0

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Origin of fenestration

First appearance:

before 1840
One of the 33% newest English words
1840-50; < Latin fenestrāt(us) (see fenestrated) + -ion

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Parts of speech for Fenestration


fenestration popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 59% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for fenestration

noun fenestration

  • 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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