(noun, adjective)


1. of or written in or belonging to the form of modern Greek based on colloquial use

2. of or for the common people

- demotic entertainments

- demotic speech

- a poet with a keen ear for demotic rhythms

Similar word(s): common

Sentences with demotic as an adjective:

- demotic script is a simplified, cursive form of hieroglyphs used in ancient Egypt.

- demotic Greek


1. a simplified cursive form of the ancient hieratic script

- Demotic script was eventually replaced by Greek

Definition categories: communication, hieratic

2. the modern Greek vernacular

Similar word(s): romaic

Definition categories: communication