[ 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.

Nearby words

  1. pentaquine,
  2. pentarchy,
  3. pentastich,
  4. pentastome,
  5. pentastomid,
  6. pentastylos,
  7. pentasyllable,
  8. pentateuch,
  9. pentathlete,
  10. pentathlon

Origin of pentastyle

First recorded in 1720–30; penta- + -style2 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for pentastyle

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

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