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triglyph

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noun tri·glyph \ˈtrī-ˌglif\

Definition of triglyph

  1. :  a slightly projecting rectangular tablet in a Doric frieze with two vertical channels of V section and two corresponding chamfers or half channels on the vertical sides

tri·glyph·ic play \trī-ˈgli-fik\ or tri·glyph·i·cal play \-fi-kəl\ adjective


Origin of triglyph

Latin triglyphus, from Greek triglyphos, from tri- + glyphein to carve — more at cleave


First Known Use: 1563

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