Definition of cyclopean in English:

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cyclopean

Pronunciation: /ˌsʌɪkləˈpiːən/
/sʌɪˈkləʊpɪən/
(also cyclopian)

adjective

1Denoting a type of ancient masonry made with massive irregular blocks: cyclopean stone walls
By association with the great size of the Cyclops
More example sentences
  • We were at the bus stop in front of the cyclopean walls built by King Herod in the 1st century BCE.
2Of or resembling a Cyclops: a cyclopean eye

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