Definition of Eolithic in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌēəˈliTHik/


Archaeology , dated
1Relating to or denoting a period at the beginning of the Stone Age, preceding the Paleolithic and characterized by the earliest crude stone tools.
Example sentences
  • By 1869 his scheme for European prehistory was fairly well elaborated and included: the Thenasian (for the now obsolete Eolithic), Chellean, Mousterian, Solutrean, Aurignacian, Magdalenian, and Robenhausian.
1.1 (as noun the Eolithic) The Eolithic period.


Late 19th century: from French éolithique, from Greek ēōs 'dawn'+ lithikos (from lithos 'stone').

Words that rhyme with Eolithic

megalithic, Mesolithic, monolithic, mythic, neolithic, Palaeolithic (US Paleolithic)

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Syllabification: E·o·lith·ic

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