friezenoun [ C ]uk /friːz/ us /friːz/
Examples from literature
- A frieze of angels ran round its four walls, and, oddly, for some special past occasion, a legend in crimson and gold on the western side bore the words, "The Eye of God is on us."
- Finally, I had my collection of faded French costume prints set flat against the top of the wall as a frieze.
- It was much dilapidated, and there was little ground about it, but inside there were old frescoes and pictures, strange plaster friezes and moulded ceilings, which had once been brightly coloured.
- The inscription on the frieze ascribes praise to Mary alone.
- The upper frieze has also winged cherubs' heads, six of them with swags of fruit and foliage, all of exceptional charm and vivacity.