(Of a building) having a roof supported by pillars, typically in several rows: a hypostyle hall
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- Karnak's great hypostyle hall, Revez said, ‘is perhaps the most spectacular courtyard in all of Egypt.’
- The result is an astonishing interior of a dark hypostyle hall.
- Her words echoed through the hypostyle hall beyond the inner sanctum.
A building having a hypostyle roof.
- In his hypostyle, Serlio appreciated the figure of the forest as one of the most enduring architectural themes.
- Iphigenia smiled and watched as the girl kept inching back toward the portal to the outer hypostyle.
Mid 19th century: from Greek hupostulos, from hupo 'under' + stulos 'column'.
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