noun. ['ˈɔltɝˌpiːs'] a painted or carved screen placed above and behind an altar or communion table.
- altar (English)
- altare (Latin)
- piece (English)
- pece (Middle English (1100-1500))
Rhymes with Altarpiece
Sentences with altarpiece
1. Noun, singular or mass
Its 16th century altarpiece illustrates the "New Testament" in brightly colored statues.