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Meaning of TRIPTYCH

Pronunciation:  'triptik

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  art consisting of a painting or carving (especially an altarpiece) on three panels (usually hinged together)
 

TRIPTYCH is a 8 letter word that starts with T.

 

 See Also: art, fine art

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Trip"tych\, n. [Gr. ? consisting of three layers or
plates; ? (see {Tri-}) + ?, ?, a fold, layer.]
Anything in three parts or leaves. Specifically:
(a) A writing tablet in three parts, two of which fold over
    on the middle part.
(b) A picture or altarpiece in three compartments.

 

 

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