Meaning of frieze

frieze

Pronunciation: (frēz), [key]
— n.
    1. the part of a classical entablature between the architrave and the cornice, usually decorated with sculpture in low relief. See diag. undercolumn.
    2. any decorative band on an outside wall, broader than a stringcourse and bearing lettering, sculpture, etc.
  1. any decorative band at the top or beneath the cornice of an interior wall, a piece of furniture, etc.
  2. skirt (def. 6b).

frieze

Pronunciation: (frēz), [key]
— n.
  1. a heavy, napped woolen cloth for coats.
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