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adjective classic pronunciation in British English /ˈklæsɪk/
  1. 1
    [usually before noun] completely typical

    She was displaying classic symptoms of shock.

    a classic example/case:

    Their romance is a classic case of opposites attracting.

  2. 2
    [usually before noun] a classic song, book, play, television programme etc is very good and has been popular and had a lot of influence for a long time

    William Golding’s classic novel Lord of the Flies

  3. 4
    extremely good

    It wasn’t a classic game, but it was pretty entertaining.

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