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noun Span·ish \ˈspa-nish\

Definition of Spanish

  1. 1 :  the Romance language of the largest part of Spain and of the countries colonized by Spaniards

  2. 2 plural in construction :  the people of Spain

Spanish

adjective

Spanishness

noun

Origin and Etymology of spanish

Spanish, adjective, from Middle English Spainish, from Spain


First Known Use: 15th century

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SPANISH Defined for English Language Learners

Spanish

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noun Span·ish \ˈspa-nish\

Definition of Spanish for English Language Learners

  • : the language of Spain, Mexico, and many countries in Latin America

  • the Spanish : the people of Spain : Spanish people


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