triglyph

noun
tri·​glyph | \ ˈtrī-ˌglif How to pronounce triglyph (audio) \

Definition of triglyph

: 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

Other Words from triglyph

triglyphic \ trī-​ˈgli-​fik How to pronounce triglyph (audio) \ or triglyphical \ trī-​ˈgli-​fi-​kəl How to pronounce triglyph (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of triglyph

1563, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for triglyph

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

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The first known use of triglyph was in 1563

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“Triglyph.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/triglyph. Accessed 25 Jun. 2022.

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