[ meg-uh-lith-ik ]
/ ˌmɛg əˈlɪθ ɪk /
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relating to ancient construction works using stones of great size, such as dolmens or menhirs, or to the era in which these were constructed:Hundreds of megalithic structures throughout Europe are oriented to the solstices and the equinoxes.
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OTHER WORDS FROM megalithicpre·meg·a·lith·ic, adjective
Words nearby megalithic
megal-, megalecithal, Megalesia, -megalia, megalith, megalithic, megalithic tomb, megalitre, megalo-, megaloblast, megaloblastic anaemia
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How to use megalithic in a sentence
It appears in the later megalithic tombs and the underground stone vaults or cists.
This movement is augmented somewhat, perhaps very little, by recruits from the megalithic zone of northwestern Europe and Denmark.
Megalithic monuments have been made quite recently by primitive Indian peoples.The Outline of History: Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind|Herbert George Wells
It was no real refuge to them, but its megalithic precincts gave some lying illusion of safety.Shock Treatment|Stanley Mullen
Regarding the nomenclature of the several species of megalithic monuments met with in Brittany some 38 definitions are necessary.Legends & Romances of Brittany|Lewis Spence