- (sometimes lowercase) of or like a Pharaoh: living in Pharaonic splendor.
- (usually lowercase) impressively or overwhelmingly large, luxurious, etc.: a construction project of pharaonic proportions.
- (lowercase) cruelly oppressive; tyrannical: pharaonic tax laws.
Origin of Pharaonic
1850–55; < Greek Pharaōn- (stem of Pharaṓ pharaoh) + -ic
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Examples from the Web for pharaonic
Pharaonic scenes, Muslim symbols, poetry, and Coptic icons—great vivid murals bloomed onto the walls.Ahdaf Soueif’s Cairo: Remembering A City Wracked By The Arab Spring
January 26, 2014
No example of such an arrangement has been met with in the Pharaonic temples.A History of Art in Ancient Egypt, Vol. II (of 2)
The culture of Pharaonic Egypt must have been derived from the banks of the Euphrates.
From the outset the Pharaonic Egyptians were a nation of readers and writers.
Nekht-nebf, the last king, was a poor specimen of the Pharaonic type of monarch.Ancient Egypt
The ancient Pharaonic empire begins, or perhaps the reign of the divine dynasties.