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

Examples of Romanian in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Samsung also said that support for more languages is coming this year including Dutch, Swedish, and Romanian. Iyaz Akhtar, PCMAG, 10 Apr. 2024 On Tuesday, following her straight sets win over France’s Clara Burel, Wozniacki, 33, spoke out about the Romanian’s return — and Halep, 32, volleyed right back with her own comments. Anna Lazarus Caplan, Peoplemag, 20 Mar. 2024 According to the Romanian National Cyber Security Directorate, the attack started with the Pitesti Pediatric Hospital and quickly spread to others. Kevin Collier, NBC News, 13 Feb. 2024 Mocanu, who has had residences across Europe, titles his works, variously, in Spanish, English, French, German, Italian, and Romanian. Alex Ross, The New Yorker, 29 Jan. 2024 An early work by György Ligeti, the Romanian Concerto, was the concert’s lively opener, followed by Franz Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 1, with American pianist George Li. Scott Cantrell, Dallas News, 27 May 2023 Roughly 4,000 years ago, where the Romanian Plains border the Carpathian Mountains, mourners tucked a 30-something man into a tomb. Bridget Alex, Discover Magazine, 25 Dec. 2023 Ionescu was born in Walnut Creek, California, and grew up speaking both English and Romanian. Katie Mannion, Peoplemag, 29 Oct. 2023 It was made with the support of The Romanian Film Centre, Film Fund Luxembourg, Eurimages, Arte Cofinova/19 and Croatian Audiovisual Centre and executive produced by Diana Caravia, Andreas Roald, Dan Wechsler and Jamal Zeinal Zade. Patrick Frater, Variety, 5 Oct. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1848, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Romanian was in 1848

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Cite this Entry

“Romanian.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

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variants also Rumanian
: a person born or living in Romania
: the Romance language of the Romanians
Romanian adjective
also Rumanian
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