Definition of telluric in English:


Line breaks: tel|lur¦ic
Pronunciation: /tɛˈljʊərɪk


  • 1Of the earth as a planet.
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    • These stones, or these steeples, are working in tandem with the earth's telluric energies coming up from the wells.
    • Yet Hepworth consistently professed a Romantic attitude of emotional affinity with nature, speaking of carving both as a ‘biological necessity’ and as an ‘extension of the telluric forces which mould the landscape’.
    • Let's see, and we also call this period the Anthropogene, the era in which mankind's activities became a ‘new telluric force which in power and universality may be compared to the greater forces of earth’.
  • 1.1Of the soil.
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    • I do not experiment with telluric energies or sacred geometry.


mid 19th century: from Latin tellus, tellur- 'earth' + -ic.

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