triglyph

[trahy-glif]
noun Architecture.
a structural member of a Doric frieze, separating two consecutive metopes, and consisting typically of a rectangular block with two vertical grooves or glyphs, and two chamfers or half grooves at the sides, together counting as a third glyph, and leaving three flat vertical bands on the face of the block.

Origin:
1555–65; < Latin triglyphus < Greek tríglyphos thrice-grooved, equivalent to tri- tri- + glyph() glyph + -os adj. suffix

triglyphed, adjective
triglyphic, triglyphical, adjective
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triglyph (ˈtraɪˌɡlɪf)
 
n
architect a stone block in a Doric frieze, having three vertical channels
 
[C16: via Latin from Greek trigluphos three-grooved, from tri-tri- + gluphē carving. See glyph]
 
tri'glyphic
 
adj

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Example sentences
The entablature has a triglyph-embellished frieze and an egg-and-dart cornice with mutules.
The columns carry a frieze that is blank except for a single triglyph centered above each column.
The main cornice of the original section and the two wings has a decorative frieze featuring triglyph moldings with guttae.
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