- A word or form characteristic of Attic Greek, regarded as having particular literary elegance.More example sentences
- His language is infinitely graceful; the purest Atticism prevails in it, and he adapts it with great skill to all tones.
- It is said that she criticised Pindar for introducing Atticisms into his poems.
- Thus Atticism in the Roman Empire continued to be used long after it became incomprehensible to those without special training.
late 16th century: from Greek Attikismos, from Attikos (see Attic).
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