La·​din lə-ˈdēn How to pronounce Ladin (audio)
: a Rhaeto-Romance dialect of Alto Adige in northern Italy
: the Rhaeto-Romance dialects of the Engadine Valley in Switzerland
: one speaking Ladin as a mother tongue

Examples of Ladin in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Advertisement Ladin likened the situation to deciding who gets into the few lifeboats on the Titanic. Emily Alpert Reyes, Los Angeles Times, 28 Apr. 2023

These examples are programmatically compiled from various online sources to illustrate current usage of the word 'Ladin.' Any opinions expressed in the examples do not represent those of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback about these examples.

Word History


Rhaeto-Romance, from Latin Latinum Latin

First Known Use

1837, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Time Traveler
The first known use of Ladin was in 1837

Dictionary Entries Near Ladin

Cite this Entry

“Ladin.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 2024.

More from Merriam-Webster on Ladin

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!