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Dor·​ic ˈdȯr-ik How to pronounce Doric (audio)
: of, relating to, or characteristic of the Dorians
: belonging to the oldest and simplest Greek architectural order see order illustration
: of, relating to, or constituting Doric


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: a dialect of ancient Greek spoken especially in the Peloponnisos, Crete, Sicily, and southern Italy

Examples of Doric in a Sentence

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The story saves the romantic sparks for Smith's hapless sorcerer (Simon), whose lack of confidence makes his magic unreliable, and Lillis' Doric. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, 31 Mar. 2023 The shape of an upright vehicle axle, nearly 6 feet tall, doubles as a Greco-Roman Doric column, which anchors the composition. Christopher Knight, Los Angeles Times, 28 Dec. 2023 As Holga, Edgin, Simon and Doric are elevated onto the floor of the High Sun games, the third team is dressed as the original characters of the 1980s cartoon. Jazz Tangcay, Variety, 31 Mar. 2023 Another version gave a different spin to Doric's fall down a chimney and into a small house in cat form. Nick Romano,, 31 Mar. 2023 Back in the early 1900s, this gritty corner of downtown San Francisco, just south of Market Street, was home to the famous Mint Building with its imposing Doric-columned facade. Howard Walker, Robb Report, 9 Apr. 2023 Chris Pine stars as bard Edgin Darvis, the leader of a rag-tag group of misfits which also includes Michelle Rodriguez as barbarian Holga Kilgore, Regé-Jean Page as paladin Xenk Yendar, Justice Smith as apprentice sorcerer Simon Aumar, and Sophia Lillis as tiefling druid Doric. Philip Ellis, Men's Health, 7 Apr. 2023 The group is rounded out by a petty magician named Simon Aumar (Justice Smith) and a Tiefling Druid and shapeshifter named Doric (Sophia Lillis). Erik Kain, Forbes, 1 Apr. 2023 That's where Doric comes in. Nick Romano,, 31 Mar. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use


1569, in the meaning defined at sense 1


1602, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Doric was in 1569

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Cite this Entry

“Doric.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

Kids Definition


: belonging to the simplest Greek architectural order


derived from Greek Dōris, name of a kingdom in ancient Greece

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