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adjective (1)

At·​lan·​te·​an ˌat-ˌlan-ˈtē-ən How to pronounce Atlantean (audio) ət-ˈlan-tē- How to pronounce Atlantean (audio)
: of, relating to, or resembling Atlas : strong


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adjective (2)

: of or relating to Atlantis

Examples of Atlantean in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

Adjective (1)

1667, in the meaning defined above

Adjective (2)

1787, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Atlantean was in 1667

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“Atlantean.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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