anglophone

adjective

an·​glo·​phone ˈaŋ-glə-ˌfōn How to pronounce anglophone (audio)
often capitalized
: consisting of or belonging to an English-speaking population especially in a country where two or more languages are spoken
Anglophone noun

Examples of anglophone in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But an artist with a legacy like Shakira’s, on par with anglophone pop titans Taylor Swift and Beyoncé, should get to define her own eras accordingly. Suzy Exposito, Rolling Stone, 22 Mar. 2024 Conservative power broker Murdoch's perch as head of Fox and News Corp. gave him enormous sway in anglophone conservative circles, with outlets such as Fox News credited with boosting the careers and policies of numerous right-leaning politicians. Aimee Picchi, CBS News, 21 Sep. 2023 De Kretser captures with luminous specificity Lili’s experiences as a young woman in provincial France in the early Eighties—specifically a young, non-French, anglophone woman of color. Matthew Gavin Frank, Harper's Magazine, 21 Apr. 2022 There may indeed be reasons to be skeptical about Sebald’s reception in the anglophone world. Matthew Gavin Frank, Harper's Magazine, 21 Feb. 2022 Whereas Graff only gestures toward anything preceding the mid-nineteenth century, Guillory—as befits a scholar of the early modern period—is deeply interested in the long history of rhetorical instruction in anglophone schools and colleges. Evan Kindley, The New York Review of Books, 16 Feb. 2023 This has included an increase in scholarships offered so much so China has overtaken the UK and US as the top destination for students from anglophone African countries. Alexandria Williams, Quartz Africa, 2 Mar. 2020 This is viewed as crucial to the French-speaking province of Quebec—a vote-rich region and a minority in mostly anglophone North America—and in cities in media centers such as Toronto and Vancouver, which the governing Liberals rely on for support. Paul Vieira, WSJ, 31 Aug. 2018 The intellectual center of gravity might shift to nations that are not anglophone liberal democracies. Gabriel Rossman, National Review, 14 Dec. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1892, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of anglophone was in 1892

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“Anglophone.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anglophone. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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