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dan•cette  (dan set),USA pronunciation n. [Archit.]
  1. Architecturean ornamental zigzag, as in a molding.
  • Late Latin denticātus, derivative of Latin dēns tooth (see -ic, -ate1)
  • variant of dancetté, heraldry term denoting a zigzag line, probably alteration (see -ette) of French denché indented 1830–40

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