[ at-ik ]
/ ˈæt ɪk /
of, relating to, or characteristic of Greece or of Athens.
(often lowercase) displaying simple elegance, incisive intelligence, and delicate wit.
the dialect of ancient Attica that became the standard language of Classical Greek literature in the 5th and 4th centuries b.c.
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Origin of Attic
1555–65; < Latin Atticus < Greek Attikós
OTHER WORDS FROM Atticnon-At·tic, adjective, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for more-attic (1 of 2)
/ (ˈætɪk) /
a space or room within the roof of a house
architect a storey or low wall above the cornice of a classical façade
Word Origin for attic
C18: special use of Attic from the use of Attic-style pilasters to adorn the façade of the top storey
British Dictionary definitions for more-attic (2 of 2)
/ (ˈætɪk) /
of or relating to Attica, its inhabitants, or the dialect of Greek spoken there, esp in classical times
(often not capital) classically elegant, simple, or purean Attic style
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Medical definitions for more-attic
[ ăt′ĭk ]
The upper portion of the tympanic cavity above the tympanic membrane that contains the head of the malleus and the body of the incus.epitympanum
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