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peripteral Line breaks: per|ip¦teral
Pronunciation: /pəˈrɪpt(ə)r(ə)l/

Definition of peripteral in English:


(Of a building) having a single row of pillars on all sides in the style of the temples of ancient Greece.
Example sentences
  • Next, the development and significance of previous examples of circular, mostly peripteral, courtyards are traced as a control for the expressive content of the courtyard at Caprarola deduced from its style and form.


Early 19th century: from Greek peripteron (from peri- 'around' + pteron 'wing') + -al.

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