adjective Bar·tók·ian \ˌbärˈtäkyən, -tȯk-, -kēən\

Definition of Bartókian

  1. :  of, relating to, or suggestive of Béla Bartók or his musical compositions

Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Join MWU now and get access to America’s largest dictionary, with:

  • 300,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Origin and Etymology of bartókian

Béla Bartók †1945 Hungarian composer + English -an

First Known Use: 1946

Seen and Heard

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


capable of being understood in two ways

Get Word of the Day daily email!