Finnish

1 of 2

adjective

Finn·​ish ˈfi-nish How to pronounce Finnish (audio)
: of, relating to, or characteristic of Finland, the Finns, or Finnish

Finnish

2 of 2

noun

: the Finno-Ugric language of the Finns

Examples of Finnish in a Sentence

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Adjective
The pattern was first observed among the Finnish domestic cat population in 2007. Raven Brunner, Peoplemag, 3 June 2024 Written by the late Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho, the 2021 opera takes place at a wedding reception 10 years after a school shooting. Georgia Rowe, The Mercury News, 28 May 2024
Noun
What makes Kirwan so unique is that the experts studied the Finnish and the Japanese school systems. Susan McComas, Baltimore Sun, 23 Feb. 2024 It was also financed in association with The Finnish Impact Film Fund, Aurora Studios, Cinéart, The South Australian Film Corporation, Adelaide Film Festival Investment Fund and Mind the Gap Film Finance. Patrick Frater, Variety, 7 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for Finnish 

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Word History

First Known Use

Adjective

1699, in the meaning defined above

Noun

circa 1845, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Finnish was in 1699

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Cite this Entry

“Finnish.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Finnish. Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

Finnish

1 of 2 adjective
Finn·​ish ˈfin-ish How to pronounce Finnish (audio)
: of, relating to, or characteristic of Finland, the Finns, or Finnish

Finnish

2 of 2 noun
: a language of the Finns
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