Definition of astylar in English:

astylar

adjective

Architecture
  • (of a classical building) lacking columns or pilasters.

    ‘She then describes the battle of the styles between Baroque, Palladian, and astylar designs for the great voluntary hospitals in Britain.’
    • ‘The facade has one unbroken surface - an early example of the astylar treatment.’
    • ‘These buildings are known as astylar, that is without columns.’
    • ‘The architecture was described by the architect as ‘an astylar composition on severely Classic lines, but with free Renaissance treatment in detail’.’
    • ‘The pre-war German ideals of astylar glass boxes that revealed their structural frame (as well as the interiors) were the basis for the International style.’

Pronunciation

astylar

/āˈstīlər/ /eɪˈstaɪlər/

Origin

Mid 19th century from a-‘without’ + Greek stulos ‘column’+ -ar.