telluric

adjective
tel·​lu·​ric | \ tə-ˈlu̇r-ik How to pronounce telluric (audio) , te-\

Definition of telluric

1 : of or relating to the earth : terrestrial
2 : being or relating to a usually natural electric current flowing near the earth's surface

First Known Use of telluric

1813, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about telluric

Statistics for telluric

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for telluric

The first known use of telluric was in 1813

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on telluric

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with telluric

Comments on telluric

What made you want to look up telluric? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to move or proceed with twists and turns

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words from Greek and Latin Quiz

  • roman forum
  • Which of the following months comes from a Latin word for “ten”?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!