pentastyle

[ pen-tuh-stahyl ]
/ ˈpɛn təˌstaɪl /

adjective Architecture.

having five columns.
(of a classical temple or a building in the style of one) having five columns on one or each front.

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Origin of pentastyle

First recorded in 1720–30; penta- + -style2
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Example sentences from the Web for pentastyle

  • A portico having five pillars, A, is called the Pentastyle in temples of classical construction.

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