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cup-and-ring Syllabification: cup-and-ring
Pronunciation: /ˌkəpənˈriNG/

Definition of cup-and-ring in English:


Denoting marks cut in megalithic monuments consisting of a circular depression surrounded by concentric rings.
Example sentences
  • What, really, is so brilliant about their white-elephant buildings and endless statues, compared to a leaf-shaped arrowhead or a cup-and-ring marked stone?
  • She found it was known nationally as a site where there were once ancient cup-and-ring stones and was home to a Bronze Age burial mound.
  • I should note that I do not support the idea that cup-and-ring patterns are maps of stellar constellations.
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