Definition of telluric in English:

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Pronunciation: /tɛˈljʊərɪk/


1Of the earth as a planet.
Example sentences
  • These stones, or these steeples, are working in tandem with the earth's telluric energies coming up from the wells.
  • Yet Hepworth consistently professed a Romantic attitude of emotional affinity with nature, speaking of carving both as a ‘biological necessity’ and as an ‘extension of the telluric forces which mould the landscape’.
  • Let's see, and we also call this period the Anthropogene, the era in which mankind's activities became a ‘new telluric force which in power and universality may be compared to the greater forces of earth’.
1.1Of the soil.
Example sentences
  • I do not experiment with telluric energies or sacred geometry.


Mid 19th century: from Latin tellus, tellur- 'earth' + -ic.

Words that rhyme with telluric

Rurik, sulphuric (US sulfuric), Zürich

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Line breaks: tel|lur¦ic

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