English edit

Etymology edit

From French corniche (ledge).

Beirut corniche

Pronunciation edit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /kɔːˈniːʃ/, /ˈkɔːnɪʃ/
    • (file)
  • (US) IPA(key): /kɔːɹˈniːʃ/, /ˈkɔːɹnɪʃ/

Noun edit

corniche (plural corniches)

  1. A road built on a ledge (cliff), especially along water (a river, sea, etc).

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French edit

Etymology edit

Borrowed from Italian cornice.

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Noun edit

corniche f (plural corniches)

  1. (architecture) a horizontal moulded projection which crowns or finishes a building or some part of a building or runs round the wall of a room; cornice
  2. cliff road, mountain road, corniche
  3. (geology) ledge

Descendants edit

  • Ottoman Turkish: قورنیش(korniş)

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Adjective edit


  1. feminine plural of cornico

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