follow Dictionary.com

Submit your word to be a Word of the Day!

triumphal arch

noun
1.
a monumental archway, often erected in permanent materials as a commemorative structure, straddling the line of march of a victorious army during a triumphal procession.
2.
an architectural motif resembling in its composition an ancient Roman triumphal arch, having one high central archway flanked by side elements composed of lower arches, compartments, bas-reliefs, etc., the whole usually adorned by a huge order.
Origin
1540-1550
1540-50
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for triumphal-arch

triumphal arch

noun
1.
an arch built to commemorate a victory
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for triumphal arch

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for triumphal

16
19
Scrabble Words With Friends

Quotes with triumphal-arch

Nearby words for triumphal-arch