[ dal-mat-ik ]
/ dælˈmæt ɪk /


Ecclesiastical. a vestment worn over the alb by the deacon, as at the celebration of the Mass, and worn by bishops on some occasions, as at a coronation.
a similar vestment worn by a sovereign of England at his or her coronation.

Nearby words

  1. dallis grass,
  2. dally,
  3. dalmane,
  4. dalmatia,
  5. dalmatian,
  6. dalny,
  7. dalriada,
  8. dalrymple,
  9. dalrymple's sign,
  10. dalrymple, james

Origin of dalmatic

1400–50; late Middle English < Anglo-French dalmatike < Late Latin Dalmatica (vestis) Dalmatian (garment). See Dalmatia, -ic

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British Dictionary definitions for dalmatic


/ (dælˈmætɪk) /


a wide-sleeved tunic-like vestment open at the sides, worn by deacons and bishops
a similar robe worn by a king at his coronation

Word Origin for dalmatic

C15: from Late Latin dalmatica (vestis) Dalmatian (robe) (originally made of Dalmatian wool)

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