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Definition of doric

Part of Speech:noun
1. the dialect of Ancient Greek spoken in Doris
Synonyms:doric dialect
Part of Speech:adjective
1. of or pertaining to the Doric style of architecture

Synonyms of doric

doric dialect

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  1. At least eight Doric temples still stand roofless but erect in Sicily, and six others in spectacular ruins.
  2. rt. It depicts the statue of Master Commandant Oliver Hazard Perry with the doric column of the Peace Memorial off in the distance.
  3. On the new release, the reverse design by Don Everhart depicts a statue of Oliver Hazard Perry, US Navy Master Commandant, in the foreground, with the Peace Memorial, a 352 foot tall Doric column erected at Lake Erie, in the background.
  4. Stone steps lead to the front door with overhead fan window and Doric columns to each side.
  5. Work out for yourself the differences between Corinthian, Ionic and Doric orders.
  6. It is like being given a Doric column and asked to incorporate it into every building!
  7. With ornamental cast-iron columns and girders, a gallery and a roof of 80 tons of rough plate glass inside and Doric columns and cornices outside, it was acknowledged as one of the finest market halls in the country.
  8. It contrasts the formal Doric columns of the front porch with the informal shingled supports for the side porch.
  9. In winter Harbin becomes an ice city of pagodas, spaceships, statues, with an ice reproduction of bits of St Petersburg, an orthodox onion-domed church, rows of Doric columns, the Great Wall and a lot more.
  10. It may well be that the style and Doric dialect of the pseudo-Pythagorean writings were also based on the model of Archytas' genuine writings.
  11. Theocritus wrote in the Doric dialect, and the difficulties this produced for his readers led to his comparative neglect during the Renaissance.
  12. In the five-bay principal facade, the doorway framed by a Doric architrave with engaged fluted columns, is considered ‘the best in Kent County.’
  13. My great-grandparents spoke it and called it Scottish Doric .
  14. The doorway is set off by fluted Doric pilasters; the pediment is decorated with dentil molding appropriate to the order, and on the tympanum is an eight-pointed star similar to inlays found on period furniture.
  15. His language is Sicilian Doric , and is as colourful and sophisticated as that of Old Comedy; he uses a variety of metres kata stichon, but there are no lyrics among the extant fragments.
  16. The former asylum opened in 1816 is a stately quadrangular building of stone with pillars of the Doric order.
  17. She still speaks Doric and recently she's even taken up playing the great Highland pipes in an effort to rediscover the riches of Scotland's indigenous music.
  18. This famous building, originally painted in gold, red and blue, achieves the classical Greek sense of harmony and illustrates the three orders of Greek columns: Doric , Ionic and Corinthian.
  19. However, the arrangement of the offices is clearly indicated on the façades by a series of entrances marked by Doric columns and piers.
  20. They came from the Parthenon, which marks the highest pinnacle of classical Doric architecture.
  21. Its most prominent feature is a projecting central pavilion with a pediment and four Doric columns.
  22. The temple is rendered in the abbreviated form, usual in vase paintings, consisting of a Doric column and architrave.
  23. In addition, tuff blocks were fabricated and installed to form 10 Doric columns in the rounded central chamber, curved beams above the columns, and the central interior dome.
  24. In the drawing for the full composition, the personification of architecture holds a model of a structure with Doric columns.
  25. The truth is that Doric is simply in speech the vernacular and in writing the demotic.
  26. The great granite slabs of prose, the thick Doric dialect, the rugged rural setting, the sprawling plot: it's a prospect as forbidding as the north face of the Eiger.
  27. It is unclear whether Alcmaeon wrote in the Doric dialect of Croton or in the Ionic Greek of the first Presocratics.
  28. The Doric is a beautiful, cheeky, evocative language that sums up so much of the Scottish character.
  29. Though written in Doric , both were huge bestsellers in America.
  30. These are orders taken from temple architecture; they are placed appropriately with the strong, plain Doric at the bottom, then the lighter Ionic, followed by the elegant Corinthian and perhaps at the top a Composite.
  31. So far only one temple has been partly reconstructed, its fluted Doric columns bearing witness to Selinunte's scale.
  32. Yet here and there could still be observed the unmistakable Krellan style architecture, with white stone buildings fronted by noble Doric columns and covered with peaked tiled roofs of red clay.