Definition of astylar in English:

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Pronunciation: /āˈstīlər/


(Of a classical building) lacking columns or pilasters.
Example sentences
  • She then describes the battle of the styles between Baroque, Palladian, and astylar designs for the great voluntary hospitals in Britain.
  • The facade has one unbroken surface - an early example of the astylar treatment.
  • These buildings are known as astylar, that is without columns.


Mid 19th century: from a-1 'without' + Greek stulos 'column' + -ar1.

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Syllabification: a·sty·lar

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