[ ak-ruh-lith ]
/ ˈæk rə lɪθ /


a sculptured figure having the head and extremities of stone and the torso of other material.

Origin of acrolith

1840–50; < Latin acrolithus < Greek akrólithos. See acro-, -lith

Related forms

ac·ro·lith·ic, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for acrolith


/ (ˈækrəlɪθ) /


(esp in ancient Greek sculpture) a wooden, often draped figure with only the head, hands, and feet in stone

Derived Forms

acrolithic, adjective

Word Origin for acrolith

C19: via Latin acrolithus from Greek akrolithos having stone extremities
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