Simple Definition of triptych
: a picture (such as a painting) that has three panels placed next to each other
Full Definition of triptych
1 : an ancient Roman writing tablet with three waxed leaves hinged together
2a : a picture (as an altarpiece) or carving in three panels side by sideb : something composed or presented in three parts or sections; especially : trilogy
Origin of triptych
Greek triptychos having three folds, from tri- + ptychē fold
First Known Use: 1731
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