Marquesan

noun
Mar·​que·​san | \ mär-ˈkā-zᵊn How to pronounce Marquesan (audio) , -sᵊn \

Definition of Marquesan

1 : a native or inhabitant of the Marquesas Islands
2 : the Polynesian language of the Marquesans

Other Words from Marquesan

Marquesan adjective

First Known Use of Marquesan

1799, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about Marquesan

Time Traveler for Marquesan

Time Traveler

The first known use of Marquesan was in 1799

See more words from the same year

Statistics for Marquesan

Cite this Entry

“Marquesan.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Marquesan. Accessed 30 Nov. 2020.

Comments on Marquesan

What made you want to look up Marquesan? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Musical Words Quiz

  • gramophone
  • Which word describes a musical performance marked by the absence of instrumental accompaniment?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Citation

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

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