R is for ‘roundel’. In some dictionaries, roundel is listed with nine different definitions! The architectural definition describes a round window or small circular panel. The roundel can be found in walls, windows, dormers, doors, transoms and sidelights. Their distinctive form makes them quite striking both from a distance and in close proximity. These circular shapes are found in most architectural styles in either clear or stained glass, and can be singular design elements or incorporated into a larger composition.
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