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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.]
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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]
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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]
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triptych

a set of three paintings or images, each on a separate leaf, but hinged together.
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triptych

A series of three painted panels or doors that are hinged or folded.
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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"
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Translations

triptych

[ˈtrɪptɪk] Ntríptico m
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triptych

[ˈtrɪptɪk] ntriptyque m
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triptych

nTriptychon nt
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triptych

[ˈtrɪptɪk] ntrittico
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References in classic literature ?
Brother Luke hath given me some skill in damask work, and in the enamelling of shrines, tabernacles, diptychs and triptychs. For the rest, I know a little of the making of covers, the cutting of precious stones, and the fashioning of instruments."
Page and Elizabeth Popham (editor); TRIPTYCH; The Porcupine's Quill (Fiction: Literary) 27.95 ISBN: 9780889844087
Displayed is Marc Gaba's 'Erased Portrait of the Artist as Filipino' (Triptych I).
In addition to the Derby one-two, the race also featured Princess of Wales's Stakes winner Shardari, Prix Marcel Boussac victor Triptych, and 1985 King George winner Petoski, who was accompanied by two pacemaking stablemates.
It mixes local street art and the themes of Grendizer into a three-panel work of art called a triptych.
I came up with this lesson several years ago and found that, by turning it into a triptych, I can quickly tell if students have learned the following:
It was a brave decision by Cardiff-based theatre company De Oscuro to stage Triptych, a production through film, drama and dance.
But now their stories are being heard in a bold new show, Triptych, which, as its name suggests, is staged in three parts - through film, drama and dance.
Triptych is at Chapter Arts Centre in Cardiff until July 11.
Filmmaker Pam Walton recently completed her ninth film, Triptych, about women artists in their 70s.
Nonetheless, fully conscious of its religious pedigree, Scully uses the triptych format to convey a sense of depth that might be absent from a single painted surface: 'Taking a look at myself in the mirror of Rembrandt or Cezanne when they were in their twilight years, I would like to make a deeper painting, give it a sense of spirituality'.