Definition of "triclinium" [tri•clin•i•um]

  • (noun) A couch facing three sides of a rectangular table, used by the ancient Greeks, Etruscans, and Romans for reclining at meals.
  • (noun) A room containing such a couch or couches; a dining room.

Use "triclinium" in a sentence

  • "To the right of the triclinium is a very elegant chamber, and another, which you may call either a very large chamber (_cubiculum_), or moderate-sized eating-room (_cÅ“natio_), which commands a full prospect both of the sun and sea."
  • "Soprintendenza Speciale per i Beni Archeologici di Napoli e Pompei/Fotografica Foglia\ A bronze brazier Off the atrium, a nearly full complement of burnt-sienna and ocher walls was discovered in the triclinium , or dining room, of a country villa near Castellammare di Stabia; their frescoed panels portray Neptune carrying Amymone away on a galloping stallion, Dionysus and Ceres reclining on a seahorse skimming blue waters and a triumphal Dionysian procession led by a satyr."
  • "She may even have been responsible for commissioning the unique design and decoration of the triclinium.66"

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