noun \ˈtrip-(ˌ)tik\

: a picture (such as a painting) that has three panels placed next to each other

Full Definition of TRIPTYCH

:  an ancient Roman writing tablet with three waxed leaves hinged together
a :  a picture (as an altarpiece) or carving in three panels side by side
b :  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

Rhymes with TRIPTYCH


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