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octastyle Line breaks: octa|style
Pronunciation: /ˈɒktəstʌɪl/

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Definition of octastyle in English:


(Of a building or portico) having eight columns at the end or in front.
Example sentences
  • In the process of working with these components, it appears that Bernini flirted with the idea of transforming the octastyle front into a hexastyle front.


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An octastyle portico or building.


Early 18th century: via Latin from Greek oktastulos, from okta- 'eight' + stulos 'pillar'.

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