triforium

noun
tri·​fo·​ri·​um | \ trī-ˈfȯr-ē-əm How to pronounce triforium (audio) \
plural triforia\ trī-​ˈfȯr-​ē-​ə How to pronounce triforia (audio) \

Definition of triforium

: a gallery forming an upper story to the aisle of a church and typically an arcaded story between the nave arches and clerestory

Examples of triforium in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The triforium is opening up to the public on June 11 as a new museum called the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Galleries. Brigit Katz, Smithsonian, "“Hidden” Attic in Westminster Abbey Is Opening as a Museum," 7 June 2018 High above the heads of visitors, in a gallery called the triforium, are 14 larger fan coil units that dump cool air down to sweltering summer visitors. Sharon Otterman, New York Times, "The New, Green Pride of St. Patrick’s Cathedral Is Underground," 14 Mar. 2018 The triforium is opening up to the public on June 11 as a new museum called the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Galleries. Brigit Katz, Smithsonian, "“Hidden” Attic in Westminster Abbey Is Opening as a Museum," 7 June 2018 High above the heads of visitors, in a gallery called the triforium, are 14 larger fan coil units that dump cool air down to sweltering summer visitors. Sharon Otterman, New York Times, "The New, Green Pride of St. Patrick’s Cathedral Is Underground," 14 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of triforium

1703, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for triforium

Medieval Latin

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“Triforium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/triforium. Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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