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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Art consisting of a painting or carving (especially an altarpiece) on three panels (usually hinged together).

Usage examples (34)
  • The word triptych came from Greek, meaning threefold.
  • The elegant main altarpiece or retablo, a large triptych, is thought to be the oldest surviving work of its kind in Mexico.
  • The triptych was the one her father had stolen from Sean.
  • The other was a medieval triptych, which is a fancy word for a carving set into three folding panels. for more
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