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tholos (plural tholoi)
- A dome, or domed building; a cupola.
1992, Donna Tartt, A Secret History:
- On the way they pointed out the tennis court and the old summerhouse, a mock tholos, Doric by way of Pompeii, and Stanford White, and (said Francis, who was scornful of this Victorian effort at classicism) D. W. Griffith and Cecil B. De Mille.
- A dome-shaped tomb from the Mycenaean period of Ancient Greece.