Gal·​lic ˈga-lik How to pronounce Gallic (audio)
: of or relating to Gaul or France

Examples of Gallic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The couple’s eldest daughter, Blue Ivy, eschewed Gallic designs in favor of a frock by British designer Vivienne Westwood. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 5 Feb. 2024 The old-school Gallic interiors (white cloths, lacquered bar, umpteen empty plonk bottles) give way to a more robustly British menu (but an entirely French and truly enormous wine list). Tom Howells, Vogue, 27 Dec. 2023 As part of Imax’s latest Gallic invasion, the theater technologies company has also agreed to show three upcoming Pathé movies across its network. Etan Vlessing, The Hollywood Reporter, 27 Nov. 2023 The influx of cash from the French government and EU may help Gallic winemakers now, but there remain plenty of headwinds for them in the future. Mike Desimone and Jeff Jenssen, Robb Report, 13 Oct. 2023 But if its reach is international, its roots are firmly Gallic. Lynn Yaeger, Vogue, 28 Sep. 2023 Sparkling wine, club soda, a touch of lemon, and an orange peel round out this refreshing Gallic cocktail. Chadner Navarro, Vogue, 6 Sep. 2023 Other pop tracks pepper the movie, many of them heard in a futuristic disco specializing in retro soirées hopping from the 60s to the 70s to the 80s (a device used in another Gallic adaptation of the James story, simply called The Beast in the Jungle, currently out in French theaters). Jordan Mintzer, The Hollywood Reporter, 3 Sep. 2023 There was the range, the effortless jumping around octaves, and the subtle but discernible Gallic lilt, lending centuries of yearning to her bell-like clarity. Daphne Merkin, The New Republic, 11 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History


borrowed from Latin Gallicus, from Gallus "a gaul" + -icus -ic entry 1

First Known Use

1635, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Gallic was in 1635

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“Gallic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Feb. 2024.

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Gal·​lic ˈgal-ik How to pronounce Gallic (audio)
: of or relating to Gaul or France
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