di·​triglyph | \ (ˈ)dī‧+ \

Definition of ditriglyph

: a horizontal division in the Doric architectural style assumed to contain two triglyphs: such as
a : a single metope with its limiting triglyphs
b : two metopes with one whole and two half triglyphs, equaling an intercolumniation
c : the wide middle intercolumniation found in some porticoes
d : the space from the vertical axis of one metope to that of the next but one

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Other Words from ditriglyph

ditriglyphic \ ¦dī‧+⸗¦⸗⸗ \ adjective

History and Etymology for ditriglyph

French ditriglyphe, from di- + triglyphe triglyph

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about ditriglyph

Statistics for ditriglyph

Cite this Entry

“Ditriglyph.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ditriglyph. Accessed 8 December 2019.

Comments on ditriglyph

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


to constrict the range or activity of

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Semantic Drift Quiz

  • a twisty river
  • Which of the following was once a synonym for fun?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

Dictionary Devil

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!