- Relating to ancient Athens or Attica, or the dialect of Greek spoken there.More example sentences
- The Persians marched across the Attic peninsula and burned Athens.
- As in the main scene, she wears a high-crested Attic helmet.
- It is written in Attic Greek, with much studiedly antithetical rhetoric and frequent verbal borrowings from the classical authors.
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late 16th century: via Latin from Greek Attikos.
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- A space or room inside or partly inside the roof of a building: I discovered a dozen rolls of the original wallpaper in a tin trunk in the attic [as modifier]: there are five attic bedroomsMore example sentences
- Telli woke the next morning to the patter of rain on the roof above his attic room.
- They had a small attic room in the roof which was full of old toys.
- Spare bedrooms or large closets make good drying rooms, but hot attics and damp cellars generally do not.
late 17th century (as an architectural term designating a small order (column and entablature) above a taller one): from French attique, from Latin Atticus 'relating to Athens or Attica'.