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Ancient Greek with the pillars close together; pycno-, close + styl, a column, pillar.


pycnostyle (not comparable)

  1. (architecture) Having an intercolumniation of 1.5 times the diameter of the shaft of a column.


pycnostyle (plural pycnostyles)

  1. (architecture) A colonnade of this kind.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for pycnostyle in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)