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Orphic Syllabification: Or·phic
Pronunciation: /ˈôrfik/

Definition of Orphic in English:


Of or concerning Orpheus or Orphism.
Example sentences
  • We usually think of the Orphic myth as a story about the artist's deadly gaze and the power of his art, about love and its fatal moment of madness.
  • This last one is pretty important; Cocteau's explorations of the life of the artist show a deep affinity with the Orphic myth.
  • Such formal unity may have allowed Valéry to repair the pain that he had discovered in Orphic love, as embodied in his affair with C. Pozzi.


Late 17th century: via Latin from Greek Orphikos, from Orpheus (see Orpheus).

Words that rhyme with Orphic

anamorphic, biomorphic, metamorphic, polymorphic, zoomorphic

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