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Definition of "orrery" []

  • A mechanical model of the solar system. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "orrery" in a sentence
  • "Other beginning words, such as orrery, posset and mornay, also defeated spellers."
  • "In contrast with the orrery by which we might symbolise the structural integrity so crucial to Rationalism in its aesthetic of the logical, the thunderbolt signifies the dynamism of the ruptures at the heart of all strange fiction (in which I include not just the fantastic but the tragic and the comic.)"
  • "I love this simple wooden orrery from Muji's gift lineup."