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Balkan

[bawl-kuh n] /ˈbɔl kən/
adjective
1.
pertaining to the Balkan States or their inhabitants.
2.
pertaining to the Balkan Peninsula.
3.
pertaining to the Balkan Mountains.
noun
4.
the Balkans. Balkan States.
Origin of Balkan
1825-1835
First recorded in 1825-35
Related forms
Balkanite, noun, adjective
trans-Balkan, adjective
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  • The Balkan War, however, had been a severe blow to his prestige.

  • The Balkan Peninsula has to-day just emerged from a most bloody war.

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  • The natural course of that flood was by the valley of the Danube to the Balkan Peninsula.

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  • In this Balkan peninsula there is always a smell of blood in the nostrils, a mist of blood in the eyes.

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  • It is too late for pretending that all is well with the Balkan League.

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British Dictionary definitions for Balkan

Balkan

/ˈbɔːlkən/
adjective
1.
of, denoting, or relating to the Balkan States or their inhabitants, the Balkan Peninsula, or the Balkan Mountains
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