polyptych


po·lyp·tych

noun \ˈpä-ləp-ˌtik, pə-ˈlip-tik\

Definition of POLYPTYCH

:  an arrangement of four or more panels (as of a painting) usually hinged and folding together

Origin of POLYPTYCH

Greek polyptychos having many folds, from poly- + ptychē fold, from ptyssein to fold
First Known Use: 1859

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: polyrhythm
Previous Word in the Dictionary: polyptoton
All Words Near: polyptych

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up polyptych? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).