Definition of hypostyle in English:

hypostyle

adjective

Architecture
  • (of a building) having a roof supported by pillars, typically in several rows.

    • ‘The most impressive part of the complex must be the great hypostyle hall started by Seti I and completed by his son Ramses II.’
    • ‘The Temple of Kom Ombo actually consists of two separate temples, each with its own entrance, colonnades, hypostyle hall and sanctuary.’
    • ‘The result is an astonishing interior of a dark hypostyle hall.’
    • ‘Her words echoed through the hypostyle hall beyond the inner sanctum.’
    • ‘Karnak's great hypostyle hall, Revez said, ‘is perhaps the most spectacular courtyard in all of Egypt.’’

noun

  • A building having a roof supported by several rows of pillars.

    • ‘Iphigenia smiled and watched as the girl kept inching back toward the portal to the outer hypostyle.’
    • ‘In his hypostyle, Serlio appreciated the figure of the forest as one of the most enduring architectural themes.’

Origin

Mid 19th century: from Greek hupostulos, from hupo under + stulos column.

Pronunciation:

hypostyle

/ˈhīpəˌstīl/