[ trahy-lith-on, trahy-luh-thon ]
/ traɪˈlɪθ ɒn, ˈtraɪ ləˈθɒn /


a prehistoric structure consisting of two upright stones supporting a horizontal stone.
Also tri·lith [trahy-lith] /ˈtraɪ lɪθ/.

Origin of trilithon

1730–40; < Greek trílithon, neuter of trílithos having three stones. See tri-, -lith Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for trilithon


trilith (ˈtraɪlɪθ)

/ (traɪˈlɪθɒn, ˈtraɪlɪˌθɒn) /


a structure consisting of two upright stones with a third placed across the top, such as those of Stonehenge

Derived forms of trilithon

trilithic (traɪˈlɪθɪk), adjective

Word Origin for trilithon

C18: from Greek; see tri-, -lith
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