Romanian

noun

Ro·​ma·​nian ru̇-ˈmā-nē-ən How to pronounce Romanian (audio)
rō-,
-nyən
variants or less commonly Rumanian or Roumanian
1
: a native or inhabitant of Romania
2
: the Romance language of the Romanians
Romanian adjective
or less commonly Rumanian or Roumanian

Word History

First Known Use

1848, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Romanian was in 1848

Dictionary Entries Near Romanian

Cite this Entry

“Romanian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Romanian. Accessed 28 Jan. 2023.

Kids Definition

Romanian

noun
Ro·​ma·​ni·​an
ru̇-ˈmā-nē-ən,
rō-
variants also Rumanian
ru̇-
1
: a person born or living in Romania
2
: the Romance language of the Romanians
Romanian adjective
also Rumanian

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