Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: delphic
IPA transcription: [d'ɛlfɪk]
adverb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: Delphic, oracular
    Meaning: obscurely prophetic; "Delphic pronouncements"; "an oracular message"
  • Synonyms: Delphic, Delphian
    Meaning: of or relating to Delphi or to the oracles of Apollo at Delphi; "Delphic oracle"
Usage examples
  • Next morning the Delphic priestess discovered the infant, and was so charmed by his engaging appearance that she adopted him as her own son.
  • Ion was about to avenge himself upon Creusa, when, by means of the divine intervention of Apollo, his foster-mother, the Delphic priestess appeared on the scene, and explained the true relationship which existed between Creusa and Ion.
  • But so long as we deal, like the Delphic oracle, in words of double meaning, so long as we attempt to escape from responsibility, and exhibit our fear to declare the truth by the fact that we do not act upon it, we must expect speculative theory to occupy the mind of the public, and error to increase as time rolls on.