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Word of the Day – Atticism

By May 4, 2015Word of the Day

Atticism (noun)


A witty or well turned phrase. A word or form characteristic of Attic Greek, regarded as having particular literary elegance.

What a wonderful word! Attic was the dialect of Greek spoken by ancient Athenians.

Example sentences

“His language carries the purest Atticisms and is beautiful to hear.”

“Using Atticisms in his speech earned his points with his tutor.”

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