Macedonian

noun

Mac·​e·​do·​nian ˌma-sə-ˈdō-nyən How to pronounce Macedonian (audio)
-nē-ən
1
: the language of ancient Macedonia of uncertain affinity but generally assumed to be Indo-European
2
: a native or inhabitant of Macedonia or North Macedonia
3
: the Slavic language of modern Macedonia
Macedonian adjective

Examples of Macedonian in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The production was supported by North Macedonian Film Agency, Croatian Audiovisual Center, Film Center Serbia, Polish Film Institute and Kosovo Cinematography Center. Jaden Thompson, Variety, 17 Nov. 2023 Ironically, then, the Greek government was the first to implicitly recognize Macedonian as a language in its own right. Victor A. Friedman, Foreign Affairs, 19 Oct. 2018 At the crux of the debate among historians has been whether Cleopatra, who hailed from a long line of Macedonian Greeks, would have darker skin because of her African ancestry. Lisa Respers France, CNN, 12 May 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1556, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Macedonian was in 1556

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Cite this Entry

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

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