triptych
[ trip-tik ]
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Part of Speech noun
Origin + Etymology
18th Century; Greek from Greek tríptychos ‘of three plates’
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Definition
1. a tablet written on in ancient times with a stylus
2. three panels or compartments side by side with pictures or carvings
Examples
1. A) Cuneiform and triptych were ancient forms of literacy. B) Ancient Roman triptychs were found in London.
2. A) Francis Bacon’s triptych could be sold for $60 million. B) There is a triptych that depicts the changing of seasons in all three panels.
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