[ del-fik ]
/ ˈdɛl fɪk /
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of or relating to Delphi.
of or relating to Apollo, or to his temples or oracles.
(often lowercase) oracular; obscure; ambiguous: She was known for her Delphic pronouncements.
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Origin of Delphic
OTHER WORDS FROM Delphicdel·phi·cal·ly, adverb
Words nearby Delphic
Delos, de los Angeles, delouse, Delphi, Delphian, Delphic, Delphic oracle, Delphinia, delphinin, delphinine, delphinium
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How to use Delphic in a sentence
But the only reply this Delphic utterance called forth from Peggy was a reproachful pinch.Peggy Raymond's Vacation|Harriet L. (Harriet Lummis) Smith
The Bible is not a book of puzzles, a delphic oracle, to be read in any way suited to the occasion or desires.The Other Side of Evolution|Alexander Patterson
He consulted the Delphic oracle with a view to learning the means of escaping from this disease.Descriptive Analyses of Piano Works|Edward Baxter Perry
"Know thyself" and "Nothing too much" were inscribed upon the Delphic oracle.Essays|Ralph Waldo Emerson
That was veritably a Delphic utterance at that moment, had Hiram only known it.The Skipper and the Skipped|Holman Day
British Dictionary definitions for Delphic
/ (ˈdɛlfɪk) /
of or relating to Delphi or its oracle or temple
obscure or ambiguous
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