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Greek revival Syllabification: Greek re·vi·val

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Definition of Greek revival in English:


A neoclassical style of architecture inspired by and incorporating features of Greek temples from the 5th century bc, popular in the US and Europe in the first half of the 19th century.
Example sentences
  • In the 1830s, Mississippi was in a period of architectural transition from the older Federal style to the newer Greek revival.
  • The first treasure the society fought to preserve was the monumental arch at Euston station, a supreme example of Greek revival architecture.
  • It was built in the early 1830s to the design of Francis Goodwin in the Greek revival style representing one of the last country houses in Ireland to have been built in the neo-classical idiom

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