Stilted

Definition of Stilted

Stilt´ed
a.1.Elevated as if on stilts; hence, pompous; bombastic; as, a stilted style; stilted declamation.
Stilted arch
(Arch.) an arch in which the springing line is some distance above the impost, the space between being occupied by a vertical member, molded or ornamented, as a continuation of the archivolt, intrados, etc.

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