Pronunciation: (kyOO'pu-lu), Strict Standards: Non-static method FenSites::linkTo() should not be called statically in /site/html/dictionary/cupola.html on line 77 [key]
a. a light structure on a dome or roof, serving as a belfry, lantern, or belvedere.
b. a dome, esp. one covering a circular or polygonal area.
2. any of various domelike structures.
3. Metall.a vertical furnace for melting iron to be cast.
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