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acrolith

ac·ro·lith
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Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ak-ruh-lith]
    • /ˈæk rə lɪθ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ak-ruh-lith]
    • /ˈæk rə lɪθ/

Definitions of acrolith word

  • noun acrolith (esp in ancient Greek sculpture) a wooden, often draped figure with only the head, hands, and feet in stone 3
  • noun acrolith in early Greek sculpture, a statue with stone head, hands, and feet, and a wooden trunk 3
  • noun acrolith a sculptured figure having the head and extremities of stone and the torso of other material. 1
  • noun acrolith An ancient Greek wooden statue with limbs and head of stone. 1

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Origin of acrolith

First appearance:

before 1840
One of the 33% newest English words
1840-50; < Latin acrolithus < Greek akrólithos. See acro-, -lith

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Parts of speech for Acrolith

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

acrolith popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 55% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 54% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

acrolith usage trend in Literature

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