attic: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (at'ik), [key]
— n.
  1. the part of a building, esp. of a house, directly under a roof; garret.
  2. a room or rooms in an attic.
  3. a low story or decorative wall above an entablature or the main cornice of a building.
  4. the upper part of the tympanic cavity of the ear.


Pronunciation: (at'ik), [key]
— adj.
  1. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of Greece or of Athens.
  2. (often l.c.) displaying simple elegance, incisive intelligence, and delicate wit.
  1. the dialect of ancient Attica that became the standard language of Classical Greek literature in the 5th and 4th centuries b.c.
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