visitant

noun

vis·​i·​tant ˈvi-zə-tənt How to pronounce visitant (audio)
ˈviz-tənt
1
: visitor
especially : one thought to come from a spirit world
2
: a migratory bird that appears at intervals for a limited period
visitant adjective

Examples of visitant in a Sentence

the groundless theory that these ancient monuments were built by extraterrestrial visitants a nocturnal visitant that must have been the shade of his late brother, crying out for vengeance against his murderers
Recent Examples on the Web This week’s visitant voter is Post reader Frank Kelly of Denver who, like Keeler and Schubert, tapped the Oregon Ducks with his No. 1 overall selection. Sean Keeler, The Denver Post, 23 Sep. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1599, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of visitant was in 1599

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“Visitant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/visitant. Accessed 29 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

visitant

noun
vis·​i·​tant ˈviz-ət-ənt How to pronounce visitant (audio)
ˈviz-tənt
: one that visits
especially : a visitor from another world
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