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propylon Syllabification: prop·y·lon
Pronunciation: /ˈpräpəˌlän/

Definition of propylon in English:

noun (plural propylons or propyla-lə)

Another term for propylaeum.
Example sentences
  • The separation was marked by a propylon, built by benefactions from Apollonis, wife of Attalos I, and not visible to people approaching the sanctuary until they turned the last corner and stood in the forecourt.

Origin

Mid 19th century: via Latin from Greek propulon, from pro 'before' + pulē 'gate'.

Words that rhyme with propylon

Babylon • papillon

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