[k_ɹ_ˈɪ_p_t_ɪ_k], [kɹˈɪptɪk], [kɹˈɪptɪk]

Definitions of cryptic:

  1.   Hidden; secret; as, cryptic signs on tombs. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  2.   Pert. to; hidden; secret. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  3.   Hidden; secret; occult. – Newage Dictionary DB

Usage examples for cryptic:

  1. “ " Time will show," came with cryptic vagueness from the lips of M. Joseph. ” – Petticoat Rule by Emmuska Orczy, Baroness Orczy
  2. In one sense, and that not a cryptic one, these events served to supplement one another. ” – The Development of the European Nations, 1870-1914 (5th ed.) by John Holland Rose
  3. And the girl trembled, knowing that he had solved her secret; for she had hoped against hope that the only words he could have heard her speak would have had too cryptic a significance for his comprehension. ” – The Brass Bowl by Louis Joseph Vance
  4. In dealing, further on, with the astronomical signs and names associated with the pole of the ecliptic, I shall, moreover, point out that the bullka, employed as an astronomical symbol of Ursa Major, may have been adopted as a cryptic sign for Polaris, merely because its name contained the letters of the word akthe Middle. ” – The Fundamental Principles of Old and New World Civilizations by Zelia Nuttall
  5. The one remained cryptic the other shut. ” – Police!!! by Robert W. Chambers
  6. “ A glance was sufficient to show him that it was another cryptic message, similar to that which Guy Morrow had found in the Brunells' deserted cottage, and which he had vainly studied until far into the night. ” – The Crevice by William John Burns and Isabel Ostrander
  7. The door closed behind this rather cryptic remark, and the listeners looked at each other and shook their heads. ” – Fore! by Charles Emmett Van Loan
  8. It was a crude drawing of a hearing aid and beneath it a cryptic sentence written in Agronian, I lost mine and so has Glenna now. ” – The Instant of Now by Irving E. Cox, Jr.
  9. While the Emperor was making the round of his outposts, a somewhat cryptic despatch from Grouchy reached headquarters. ” – The Life of Napoleon I (Volumes, 1 and 2) by John Holland Rose
  10. “ " Then it's a promise," was Honey's cryptic answer. ” – Skinner's Dress Suit by Henry Irving Dodge

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