Slovene

noun

Slo·​vene ˈslō-ˌvēn How to pronounce Slovene (audio)
1
: a member of a Slavic people living largely in Slovenia
2
: the language of the Slovenes
Slovene adjective
Slovenian adjective or noun

Examples of Slovene in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But his duel with the Slovene Pogačar has been only part of the story. Bill McKibben, The New Yorker, 20 July 2023

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Word History

Etymology

German Slowene from Slovene Slovenec

First Known Use

1876, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Slovene was in 1876

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Cite this Entry

“Slovene.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Slovene. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

Slovene

noun
Slo·​vene ˈslō-ˌvēn How to pronounce Slovene (audio)
1
: a member of a Slavic people living largely in Slovenia
2
: the language of the Slovenes
Slovene adjective
Slovenian
slō-ˈvē-nē-ən
adjective or noun
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