Cas·​til·​ian ka-ˈstil-yən How to pronounce Castilian (audio)
: a native or inhabitant of Castile
broadly : spaniard
: the dialect of Castile
: the official and literary language of Spain based on this dialect
Castilian adjective

Examples of Castilian in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Wilber De La Ruz Roque, 22, of the 1000 block of Castilian Court, Glenview, was arrested April 16 for driving without a valid driver’s license after being involved in an accident at the intersection of Church Street and Greenwood Avenue, police said. Chicago Tribune, 24 Apr. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1566, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Castilian was in 1566

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Cite this Entry

“Castilian.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2023.

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