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Gallic

Syllabification: Gal·lic
Pronunciation: /ˈɡalik
 
/

Definition of Gallic in English:

adjective

1French or typically French.
Example sentences
  • 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.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

late 17th century: from Latin Gallicus, from Gallus 'a Gaul'.

Derivatives

Gallicize

1
Pronunciation: /ˈɡaləˌsīz/
verb
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.

Words that rhyme with Gallic

Alec, cephalic, encephalic, intervallic, italic, medallic, mesocephalic, metallic, phallic, Salic, tantalic, Uralic, Vandalic

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