tri·​glyph ˈtrī-ˌglif How to pronounce triglyph (audio)
: 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
triglyphic adjective
or triglyphical

Word History


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

First Known Use

1563, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of triglyph was in 1563

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“Triglyph.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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