noun, plural car·y·at·ids, car·y·at·i·des [kar-ee-at-i-deez]. /ˌkær iˈæt ɪˌdiz/. Architecture.
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Origin of caryatid
OTHER WORDS FROM caryatidcar·y·at·i·dal, adjective
Words nearby caryatid
Example sentences from the Web for caryatid
The caryatid form of pier is generally found, in temples, in the peristyles of the fore-courts or the hypostyles of the pronaos.A history of art in ancient Egypt, Vol. I (of 2)|Georges Perrot
Then he noticed Alicia, sitting motionless in her seat, just as he had left her, with the expressionless face of a caryatid.The Enemies of Women|Vicente Blasco Ibez
It stood probably in the portico and may have served as a Caryatid.Problems in Periclean Buildings|G. W. Elderkin
The famous caryatid porch faces the south, looking toward the Parthenon.
Observe beneath these rags those caryatid bodies, those austere faces!The Simple Life|Charles Wagner