Definition of Triptych

1. Noun. Art consisting of a painting or carving (especially an altarpiece) on three panels (usually hinged together).

Generic synonyms: Art, Fine Art



Definition of Triptych

1. n. Anything in three parts or leaves.

Definition of Triptych

1. Noun. (arts) A picture or series of pictures painted on three tablets connected by hinges. ¹

2. Noun. (philately) A set of three se-tenant postage stamps that form a composite picture. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Triptych

1. an ancient writing tablet [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Triptych

tripsis
triptan
triptane
triptanes
triptans
triptolide
tripton
triptons
triptorelin
triptote
triptotes
triptyca
triptycas
triptycene
triptycenes
triptych (current term)
triptychs
tripudia
tripudiary
tripudiation
tripudiations
tripudium
tripuhyite
tripulant
tripus
tripwire
tripwires
tripy
triquadrantal
triquark

Literary usage of Triptych

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1. The Rhine from Rotterdam to Constance: Handbook for Travellers by Karl Baedeker (Firm) (1906)
"Matter of the Death of Mary, Death of Mary, a triptych, with saints and donors ... Altar-piece, a triptych: in the centre Christ appearing to the doubting ..."

2. The Law Magazine and Law Review, Or, Quarterly Journal of Jurisprudence by William S. Hein & Company (1865)
"TN many of the grand old Flemish churches, a triptych, or triply divided ... If our triptych shadows forth modern lawyers, instead of ancient saints, ..."

3. Roman and Medieval Art by William Henry Goodyear (1897)
"154-—ENGLISH IVORY triptych. Fourteenth Century. which has never since been rivaled for brilliancy and harmony of color and for technical merit. ..."

4. The Ecclesiologist by Ecclesiological Society (1862)
"THE triptych DISCOVERED IN HEXHAM ABBEY CHURCH. IN the recent clearance of stalls, pews, galleries, shrines, and antiquities in the choir of Hexham Abbey ..."

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