Definition of Gallic in English:
1French or typically French.
- At 26, he looks like a lycée student who has lingered a bit too long at school, but the San Francisco Ballet's latest Gallic import moves like a dark angel - fast, fearless, and without mercy.
- They're spending millions to create consistent brands recognized around the world, while Gallic winegrowers are turning out too much low-quality table wine with mystifying labels.
- Speaking in in the ornate deputies' chambers at the mairie (city hall), Bloche, 43, is all soft-spoken confidence and Gallic good looks.
2Of or relating to the Gauls.
- The Gallic confederacy formed under Vercingetorix; Gaul breaks into open rebellion.
- The ‘hearts’ will point to a marvellous recovery; that the Greens left with honour, as their Gallic conquerors would say.
- In Gaul, there was considerable continuity between pre-Roman and post-Roman populations, yet French contains only about 120 words with Gallic origins.
late 17th century: from Latin Gallicus, from Gallus 'a Gaul'.
- Example sentences
- The Budapest-born Sebastian - he Gallicized his name - was an old hand in the theater.
- Having attained ultimate power, Napoleon began to convert, or Gallicise the island of his birth.
- We can either sprinkle our French with Creole or decide to Gallicize these expressions, these Creole words.
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