Lithuanian

noun

Lith·​u·​a·​nian ˌli-thə-ˈwā-nē-ən How to pronounce Lithuanian (audio)
-nyən,
 chiefly British  ˌlith-yü-
1
: a native or inhabitant of Lithuania
2
: the Baltic language of the Lithuanian people
Lithuanian adjective

Examples of Lithuanian in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Ousmane made his first shot from the free throw line and missed the second, but grabbed his own rebound and the Musketeers found Lithuanian forward Gytis Nemeiksa for a 3-pointer that cut UConn’s lead to five. Joe Arruda, Hartford Courant, 11 Jan. 2024 Of course, dictionaries and grammars of Lithuanian are readily available. Jared Diamond, Discover Magazine, 11 Nov. 2019 The 23-year-old Lithuanian served as our tour guide and driving coach on a series of dirt roads that crisscrossed Portugal’s rugged terrain near the Spanish border. Michael Van Runkle, Robb Report, 15 Dec. 2023 This was going on just as McGovern and his business partner, Arturas Vorobjovas (Lithuanian! Petula Dvorak, Washington Post, 28 Apr. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1607, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Lithuanian was in 1607

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Cite this Entry

“Lithuanian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Lithuanian. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

Kids Definition

Lithuanian

noun
Lith·​u·​a·​nian ˌlith-(y)ə-ˈwā-nē-ən How to pronounce Lithuanian (audio)
-nyən
1
: a person born or living in Lithuania
2
: the Baltic language of the Lithuanian people
Lithuanian adjective
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