Translation of caryatid in Spanish:


cariátide, n.

Pronunciation /ˈkɛriəˌtɪd//ˌkarɪˈatɪd//ˌkɛriˈædəd/


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    cariátide feminine
    • The porch over the main entrance is supported by caryatids, set in front of the asymmetrical facade as a direct historicist quotation.
    • Several of the miniatures feature caryatids holding up the mountains and temples.
    • We have much of the frieze of the treasury of the Siphnians of c. 525, as well as one of the caryatid figures supporting the porch; other buildings so decorated are extremely scrappily preserved.
    • Modigliani's early, remarkable images of caryatids (female figures that serve as columns) are sometimes as strong as his later portraits.
    • She entered the familiar vestibule, with its scarred stone caryatids and crumbling pillars, and walked down the short flight of iron-railed steps to the main chamber of Father's rooms.