Definition of tellurian in English:

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tellurian

Pronunciation: /təˈlo͝orēən/

adjective

formal or literary
Of or inhabiting the earth.

noun

formal or literary
An inhabitant of the earth.
Example sentences
  • The amount of time for us ‘tellurians’ is determined by a piece of a path by which the Sun has traversed the sky.

Origin

Mid 19th century: from Latin tellus, tellur- 'earth' + -ian.

Words that rhyme with tellurian

Arthurian, Ben-Gurion, centurion, durian, holothurian, Khachaturian, Ligurian, Missourian, Silurian
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