Adjective "telluric" definition and examples

Pronunciation

/tɛˈljʊərɪk/

Definitions and examples

adjective

Of the earth as a planet.
  1. 'Yet Hepworth consistently professed a Romantic attitude of emotional affinity with nature, speaking of carving both as a ‘biological necessity’ and as an ‘extension of the telluric forces which mould the landscape’.'
  2. 'Let's see, and we also call this period the Anthropogene, the era in which mankind's activities became a ‘new telluric force which in power and universality may be compared to the greater forces of earth’.'
  3. 'I do not experiment with telluric energies or sacred geometry.'

Definitions

1. of or relating to the earth; terrestrial.

2. of or proceeding from the earth or soil.

More examples(as adjective)

"forces can be telluric."

"channelleds can be telluric."

Origin

(telluric)Mid 19th century: from Latin tellus, tellur- ‘earth’ + -ic.