Pronunciation of Quadripartite
/kwˈɒdɹɪpˌɑːta͡ɪt/, /kwˈɒdɹɪpˌɑːtaɪt/, /k_w_ˈɒ_d_ɹ_ɪ_p_ˌɑː_t_aɪ_t/
Usage examples for quadripartite:
- The height and length both approximate that of St. Ouen, and, though the nave rises only to ninety- eight feet, an effect of greater loftiness is produced by the unusual quadripartite range of openings from pavement to vaulting: two rows of arches opening into the aisles before the triforium itself is reached. - "The Cathedrals of Northern France", Francis Miltoun.
- In place of the great Burgundian barrel vaults above the nave and semicircular arches between nave and side aisles, there are pointed Gothic transverse arches and quadripartite vaulting of low spring and simplest sections, but nevertheless ogival. - "Cathedrals of Spain", John A. (John Allyne) Gade.
- The quadripartite vaulting is borne by thick stunted columns that are barely five feet high, though one is said to be the exact height of Christ. - "Cathedral Cities of Italy", William Wiehe Collins.