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[bur-luh-ner] /ˈbɜr lə nər/
Emile, 1851–1929, U.S. inventor, born in Germany.


[bur-lin-er] /bɜrˈlɪn ər/
a native or resident of Berlin, Germany.
Origin of Berliner2
First recorded in 1855-60; Berlin + -er1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The window of this room, which is known as a Berliner Zimmer, is always in one corner and lights it insufficiently.

    Home Life in Germany Mrs. Alfred Sidgwick
  • The Berliner Tageblatt has returned again and again to the charge.

  • It is impossible to think of dropping in suddenly on a Berliner for a meal.

    Face to Face with Kaiserism James W. Gerard
  • The special agent asked to see the room Berliner had occupied.

    Uncle Sam Detective William Atherton Du Puy
  • Yet Berliner had installed himself without his knowledge and had been living there all the time.

    Uncle Sam Detective William Atherton Du Puy
  • "It would have been impossible without Archie," Berliner was saying.

    Uncle Sam Detective William Atherton Du Puy
  • A position that paid much better was offered to the servant of Mrs. Berliner.

    Uncle Sam Detective William Atherton Du Puy
  • According to the Berliner Tageblatt he has declared that he was not in favour of the July offensive.

  • The case against Berliner did not come to a crisis immediately.

    Uncle Sam Detective William Atherton Du Puy
British Dictionary definitions for Berliner


a native or inhabitant of Berlin
a newspaper having a format between that of a broadsheet and a tabloid, approximately 18.5 inches by 12.4 inches (47 x 31.5 centimetres)
Word Origin
C20: (for sense 2) this format was first adopted by Berlin newspapers
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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