Atrium - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈeɪtriəm|  American pronunciation of the word atrium
Brit.  |ˈeɪtrɪəm|  British pronunciation of the word atrium

noun

- any chamber that is connected to other chambers or passageways (especially one of the two upper chambers of the heart)
- the central area in a building; open to the sky

Examples

A large atrium or portico is attached to two sides of the church.

The Simon house is entered through the atrium, where a skylight and glass doors provide natural lighting.

Word forms

noun
singular: atrium
plural: atriums or atria
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