- The definition of an attic is a room or space directly under the roof.
An example of an attic is the space where Shirley Temple slept in The Little Princess.
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- a low wall or story above the cornice of a classical facade
- the room or space just below the roof of a house; garret
Origin: French attique, an attic ; from Attique, Attic, used as an architectural term
- of Attica
- of or characteristic of Athens, esp. ancient Athens, or its people, language, or culture; Athenian
- classical; simple, restrained, etc.: said of a style
Origin: Classical Latin Atticus ; from Classical Greek Attikos
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- A story or room directly below the roof of a building, especially a house.
- A low wall or story above the cornice of a classical façade.
Origin: From Attic story, story of a building enclosed by one decorative structure placed above another, much taller decorative structure, usually involving the Attic order, an architectural order having square columns of any of the basic five orders, from French attique, from attique, Attic, from Latin Atticus; see Attic.
- Of, relating to, or characteristic of ancient Attica, Athens, or the Athenians.
- Characterized by purity, simplicity, and elegant wit: Attic prose.
Origin: Latin Atticus, from Greek Attikos, from Attikē, Attica.
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