peristyle
[ per-uh-stahyl ]
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Part of Speech noun
Origin + Etymology
early 17th century; French from French péristyle, from Latin peristylum, from Greek peristulon, from peri- ‘around’ + stulos ‘pillar’
Synonyms
  • portico
  • arcade
  • cloister
  • columniation
  • corridor
  • gallery
  • mezzanine
  • pillars
  • veranda
  • peripteros
Antonyms
  • unavailable
Definition
a colonnade surrounding a building or an open space
Example
A) The princess went out into the peristyle to get away from the meeting discussing her arranged marriage. B) The painter asked him to pose in the peristyle so there could be good lighting.
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