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Meaning of "phallic" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF PHALLIC

phallic  [ˈfælɪk] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF PHALLIC

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Phallic is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES PHALLIC MEAN IN ENGLISH?

phallic

Phallus

A phallus is a penis, especially when erect, a penis-shaped object, or a mimetic image of an erect penis. Any object that symbolically resembles a penis may also be referred to as a phallus; however, such objects are more often referred to as being phallic. Such symbols often represent the fertility and cultural implications that are associated with the male sexual organ, as well as the male orgasm.

Definition of phallic in the English dictionary

The first definition of phallic in the dictionary is of, relating to, or resembling a phallus. Other definition of phallic is relating to a stage of psychosexual development during which a male child's interest is concentrated on the genital organs. Phallic is also denoting a phase of early childhood in which there is a belief that both sexes possess a phallus.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH PHALLIC


anencephalic
ˌænɛnsəˈfælɪk
brachiocephalic
ˌbreɪkɪəsɪˈfælɪk
brachycephalic
ˌbrækɪsɪˈfælɪk
cephalic
sɪˈfælɪk
diencephalic
ˌdaɪensɪˈfælɪk
dolichocephalic
ˌdɒlɪkəʊsɪˈfælɪk
encephalic
ˌɛnsɪˈfælɪk
epencephalic
ˌɛpɛnsɛˈfælɪk
hydrocephalic
ˌhaɪdrəʊsɛˈfælɪk
ithyphallic
ˌɪθɪˈfælɪk
leptocephalic
ˌlɛptəʊsɪˈfælɪk
megacephalic
ˌmɛɡəsɪˈfælɪk
mesencephalic
ˌmɛsɛnsɪˈfælɪk
metencephalic
ˌmɛtɛnsɪˈfælɪk
microcephalic
ˌmaɪkrəʊsɪˈfælɪk
orthocephalic
ˌɔːθəʊsɪˈfælɪk
oxycephalic
ˌɒksɪsɪˈfælɪk
platycephalic
ˌplætɪsɪˈfælɪk
procephalic
ˌprəʊsɪˈfælɪk
telencephalic
ˌtɛlɛnsɪˈfælɪk

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE PHALLIC

phalansterist
phalanstery
phalanx
phalarope
phalli
phallic symbol
phallically
phallicism
phallicist
phallin
phallism
phallist
phallocentric
phallocentricity
phallocentrism
phallocrat
phallocratic
phalloid
phalloidin
phallus

WORDS THAT END LIKE PHALLIC

bimetallic
Cyrillic
gallic
heterothallic
homothallic
idyllic
intermetallic
intervallic
medallic
metallic
monometallic
multimetallic
nonmetallic
organometallic
prothallic
pyrogallic
semicrystallic
semimetallic
symmetallic
thallic

Synonyms and antonyms of phallic in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «phallic» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF PHALLIC

Find out the translation of phallic to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of phallic from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «phallic» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

阳具
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

fálica
570 millions of speakers

English

phallic
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

phallic
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

قضيبي
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

фаллический
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

fálico
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

phallic
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

phallique
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Phallic
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

phallisch
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

男根の
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

남근
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Phallic
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

thuộc về dương vật
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

லிங்கதொடர்புடைய
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

तापाचा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

erkeklik organına ait
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

fallico
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

falliczny
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

фалічний
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

falic
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

φαλλικό
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

falliese
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

falliska
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

fallisk
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of phallic

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «PHALLIC»

The term «phallic» is regularly used and occupies the 71.839 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «PHALLIC» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «phallic» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «phallic» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about phallic

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «PHALLIC»

Discover the use of phallic in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to phallic and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Phallic Frenzy: Ken Russell and His Films
A biography of director Ken Russell that details the wild ideas, surreal moments, personal faith, and cavalcade of colorful personalities surrounding this eccentric filmmaker--on and off the set.
Joseph Lanza, 2007
2
Phallic Panic: Film, Horror and the Primal Uncanny
This is a lucid and compelling account of male monstrosity which exhumes the uncanny and makes it come to life all over again as something "primal", perverse and chillingly subversive.
Barbara Creed, 2005
3
Remembering the Phallic Mother: Psychoanalysis, Modernism, ...
In this reinterpretation of the history of fetishism as a concept, Marcia Ian traces the significance of the trope of the "phallic mother" from early psychoanalytic discourse through Klein, Kristeva, and Lacan; across key works of modernist ...
Marcia Ian, 1993
4
Dangerous Women, Deadly Words: Phallic Fantasy and Modernity ...
This is a materialist-feminist, psychoanalytic analysis of a modern Japanese literary trope—the dangerous woman, linked to archaisms and magical realms and found throughout the Japanese canon—in the works of three 20th-century writers: ...
Nina Cornyetz, 1999
5
Shiva to Shankara: Decoding the Phallic Symbol
This book looks at the sexual metaphors associated with Shiva and uncovers their spiritual connotations. In the process we discover why the Goddess transforms Shiva the hermit into Shankara the householder.
Devdutt Pattanaik, 2006
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Faking it: U.S. Hegemony in a "post-phallic" Era
Weber critically engages the popular image of American culture. Reviewing U.S. military interventions in Latin America from 1959 to 1994, Weber posits that American foreign policy is a set of strategic displacements of castration anxiety.
Cynthia Weber, 1999
7
Sexual Symbolism: A History of Phallic Worship
Comprising two works, this is a pioneering volume on a taboo subject. Characterized by a systematic approach, it has served as a foundation for subsequent studies.
Richard Payne Knight, Thomas Wright, 2006
8
The phallic quest: Priapus and masculine inflation
Priapus was a Greek god famous for the enormous size of his genitals. Here he is seen as an apt metaphor for the inflation of modern-day patriarchy-its grandiosity and search for more and more power.
James Wyly, 1989
9
The Depleted Self: Sin in a Narcissistic Age
personality gets what he or she desires by means of deceit, lies, and deviousness. The phallic type of narcissist is most often male, and is characterized by the need to parade his masculinity, often along athletic or aggressive lines: "In common ...
Donald Capps, 1993
10
What is Psychology? Essentials
phallic [FAH-lick] stage Freud's third psychosexual stage of development, which occurs between 3 and 6 years of age, in which little boys experience the Oedipus complex and little girls the Electra complex Oedipus [ED-uh-puss] complex in ...
Ellen Pastorino, Susann Doyle-Portillo, 2008

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «PHALLIC»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term phallic is used in the context of the following news items.
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You had one job: Botched paint work sees penis-shaped marks left …
As a result, strange, phallic-shaped imprints are now embedded in the road. Tyre marks where vehicles have driven through the wet paint also ... «Mirror.co.uk, Jul 15»
2
Council workers are slammed for leaving Tarmac roads with penis …
... reacted with paint that had been recently scraped from the road, leaving it covered in phallic-shapes and other offensive-looking gestures. «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
3
Mixing business with pleasure: Meet the man behind the world's first …
"Everything available was very phallic," Lewis added. "They sought to replicate reality and there was nothing that worked on technology.". «Irish Mirror, Jul 15»
4
What's in her bag? London commuter with 'phallic object' is online hit
But what one girl was carrying appeared to be relatively obvious - after a large pink phallic-shaped object was seen sticking out of her rucksack. «AOL Travel UK, Jul 15»
5
Weekend Edition: The week's best reads
"Part of it is the phallic appearance - it's a sexual-looking beast and there's a draw to that," says Bill Dewey, whose firm Taylor Shellfish has ... «BBC News, Jul 15»
6
Our National Scorecard
The willingness of mothers to sacrifice their children to the god of sex is not much different from the ancient phallic cult practices. We've lost ... «American Thinker, Jul 15»
7
2015 Ferrari F12 Berlinetta Review
Phallic in appearance, the bonnet sits far ahead of the cockpit, while traditional Ferrari door handles and swooping lines flow to the rear. «CarAdvice, Jul 15»
8
Search is on for superintendent
... the committee; the incumbent superintendent retired after getting caught up in handling of a Gorton teacher who drew phallic symbols on the ... «Cranston Herald, Jul 15»
9
Haryana, UP ban 'Kanwariyas' with hockey sticks, baseball bats
... river at Haridwar to their respective temples in villages and towns to finally offer it to Lord Shiva by pouring it on 'Shivling', the phallic symbol. «Business Standard, Jul 15»
10
Michael Moorcock: “I think Tolkien was a crypto-fascist”
“The whole point of Elric's soul-eating sword, Stormbringer, was addiction: to sex, to violence, to big, black, phallic swords, to drugs, to escape. «New Statesman, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Phallic [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/phallic>. Aug 2019 ».
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