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 (dĕl′fĭk) also Del·phi·an (-fē-ən)
1. Greek Mythology Of or relating to Delphi or to the oracle of Apollo at Delphi.
2. Obscurely prophetic; oracular: made a great deal of Delphic pronouncements.

Del′phi·cal·ly adv.
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1. in an ambiguous manner; obscurely
2. prophetically
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