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archaic is pronounced in three syllables
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An example use of archaic in a speech by a native speaker of american english:
“… going over this archaic blood pressure …”
meanings of archaic
Of or characterized by antiquity; old-fashioned, quaint, antiquated.
No longer in ordinary use, though still used occasionally to give a sense of antiquity.
Belonging to the archaic period.
(A member of) an archaic variety of Homo sapiens.
A general term for the prehistoric period intermediate between the earliest period (‘', ‘Paleo-American', ‘American‐paleolithic', &c.) of human presence in the Western Hemisphere, and the most recent prehistoric period (‘Woodland', etc.).