Babylonian

noun
Bab·​y·​lo·​nian | \ ˌba-bə-ˈlō-nyən How to pronounce Babylonian (audio) , -nē-ən \

Definition of Babylonian

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a native or inhabitant of ancient Babylonia or Babylon
2 : the form of the Akkadian language used in ancient Babylonia

Babylonian

adjective

Definition of Babylonian (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : of, relating to, or characteristic of Babylonia or Babylon, the Babylonians, or Babylonian
2 : marked by luxury, extravagance, or the pursuit of sensual pleasure the Babylonian halls of the big hotel— G. K. Chesterton the Babylonian delights of the city

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Synonyms: Adjective

Antonyms: Adjective

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Examples of Babylonian in a Sentence

Adjective the Babylonian glitter of the city's gold coast

First Known Use of Babylonian

Noun

1530, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Adjective

1553, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of Babylonian was in 1530

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“Babylonian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Babylonian. Accessed 17 Feb. 2020.

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