Relic - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈrelɪk|  American pronunciation of the word relic
Brit.  |ˈrɛlɪk|  British pronunciation of the word relic


- an antiquity that has survived from the distant past
- something of sentimental value (syn: keepsake, souvenir, token)


...a crude stone ax and other relics of the Neanderthals... my grandparents' attic are many “groovy” relics from the 1960s...

Roman relics found in a field

Everything in the house seemed old and untouched, like relics of an ancient time.

a holy relic worn by one of the saints old typewriter that was a relic of that ancient time ere the invention of word processors...

...a shaggy carpet that was a relic of the 1970s...

Word forms

singular: relic
plural: relics
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