a colonnade surrounding a building or an open space.
an open space, as a courtyard, surrounded by a colonnade.
- per·i·sty·lar, adjective
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How to use peristyle in a sentence
East of the kitchen and yard is a narrow passage connecting the peristyle with the garden .The Private Life of the Romans | Harold Whetstone Johnston
It should be remembered that in the best houses the bedrooms were preferably in the second story of the peristyle.The Private Life of the Romans | Harold Whetstone Johnston
A peristyle that has one such higher colonnade is called a Rhodian peristyle.Ten Books on Architecture | Vitruvius
He was out in the peristyle now, bowing low before the captain-general.The Lion's Brood | Duffield Osborne
With what eagerness did I run every morning at sunrise to respire the perfumed air in the peristyle!The Confessions of J. J. Rousseau, Complete | Jean Jacques Rousseau
British Dictionary definitions for peristyle
a colonnade that surrounds a court or building
an area that is surrounded by a colonnade
- peristylar, adjective
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