colonnadenoun [ C ]uk /ˌkɒl.əˈneɪd/ us /ˌkɑː.ləˈneɪd/
Examples from literature
- An open colonnade resting on pillars usually runs round the mosques, and splendid plantains and other trees throw a delicious shade around.
- In the middle of the floor is a tank surrounded by a covered colonnade.
- The building has large courtyards and open colonnades, which would afford ideal conditions for patients able to take advantage of open-air treatment.
- There was a kind of portico or colonnade outside, and this obstructed even the little light that at the best could have found its way through the small apertures in the door.
- Three tiers of fifteen tall windows looked to the north in a front and two short wings, while colonnades led down to splendid wrought-iron gates, and blocks of buildings constructed in the same stately style.