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trip·tych

 (trĭp′tĭk)
n.
1.
a. A work, such as an altarpiece, consisting of three painted or carved panels that are hinged together.
b. A set of three related works, as in photography, painting, or literature: "a triptych of stories told from alternating viewpoints" (Diane Scharper).
2. A hinged writing tablet consisting of three leaves, used in ancient Rome.

[From Greek triptukhos, threefold : tri-, tri- + ptux, ptukh-, fold.]

triptych

(ˈtrɪptɪk)
n
1. (Art Terms) a set of three pictures or panels, usually hinged so that the two wing panels fold over the larger central one: often used as an altarpiece
2. a set of three hinged writing tablets
[C18: from Greek triptukhos, from tri- + ptux plate; compare diptych]

trip•tych

(ˈtrɪp tɪk)

n.
1. a set of three panels or compartments side by side, bearing pictures, carvings, or the like.
2. a set of three hinged writing tablets, used in antiquity for letters, etc., usu. by inscribing the wax-coated inner surfaces with a stylus.
[1725–35; < Greek tríptychos of three plates =tri- tri- + -ptychos, derivative of ptýx, s. ptych- plate]

triptych

a set of three paintings or images, each on a separate leaf, but hinged together.
See also: Images

triptych

A series of three painted panels or doors that are hinged or folded.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.triptych - art consisting of a painting or carving (especially an altarpiece) on three panels (usually hinged together)triptych - art consisting of a painting or carving (especially an altarpiece) on three panels (usually hinged together)
art, fine art - the products of human creativity; works of art collectively; "an art exhibition"; "a fine collection of art"
Translations

triptych

[ˈtrɪptɪk] Ntríptico m

triptych

[ˈtrɪptɪk] ntriptyque m

triptych

nTriptychon nt

triptych

[ˈtrɪptɪk] ntrittico
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