Definition of angelic in English:

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Pronunciation: /anˈjelik/


1Relating to angels: the angelic hosts
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  • A quick google reveals that he is a spiritual medium, the gleaming white raiment possibly implying a familiarity with the angelic host.
  • Musically, angelic guidance has rearranged priorities and sharpened his ear.
  • I have now finished the first complete draft of my novella (cue angelic trumpets, hallelujahs etc).
divine, heavenly, celestial, holy, seraphic, cherubic;
1.1(Of a person) exceptionally beautiful, innocent, or kind: she looks remarkably young and angelic
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  • As it faded the features of beautiful, almost angelic woman started to become clear.
  • He had a beautiful young wife, three angelic children and a cat.
  • He looks such an angelic lad but he's really uncontrollable and takes great pleasure in anti-social behaviour.
innocent, pure, virtuous, good, saintly, wholesome;



Pronunciation: /anˈjelək(ə)l/
Example sentences
  • Borges rejects ‘words that postulate intuitive or angelical insights’, while, for his part, Proust ‘elevates his lack of knowledge to the level of universal truth and imposes it by maxim’.
  • Precisely because women were considered more likely to succumb to Satan's temptations, they were thought less likely to be the direct or particular beneficiaries of angelical apparitions.
  • This, too, goes beyond my experience and my understanding of the ontological scale as consisting essentially of mineral, plant, animal, human, angelical, and divine.


Pronunciation: /anˈjelək(ə)lē/
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  • Periodically he would leave the stage and would be replaced by a young Italian soprano called Maria Borsi, who also sang angelically.
  • But they're ordinary little boys: reading angelically one moment, kicking seven bells out of each other the next.
  • At first he pretended to be angry, but we just kept grinning angelically at him and eventually he started laughing and sat down to eat cheese and biscuits with us.


Late Middle English: from French angélique, via late Latin from Greek angelikos, from angelos (see angel).

Words that rhyme with angelic

archangelic, evangelic, melic, melick, philatelic, psychedelic, relic

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Syllabification: an·gel·ic

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