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Syllabification: ky·lix
Pronunciation: /ˈkīliks, ˈkiliks

Definition of kylix in English:

noun (plural kylikes /kīliˌkēz, kili-/ or kylixes)

An ancient Greek cup with a shallow bowl and a tall stem.
Example sentences
  • The larger community of participants presumably used clay kylikes of the sort stored in the palatial pantries.
  • Another from Tanagra in Boiotia shows a person raising a kylix or goblet while another individual raises both hands in an apparent gesture of mourning.
  • Blegen and Rawson considered the miniature kylix to be local to the southwest Peloponnese.


from Greek kulix.

Words that rhyme with kylix

Horlicks • prolix • spondulicks

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