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[lal-uh n]
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adjective Scot.
  1. belonging to the Lowlands of Scotland.

Origin of Lallan

First recorded in 1775–85; variant of lowland


[lal-uh nz]
plural noun
  1. the Lowlands of Scotland.
  2. the inhabitants of the Scottish Lowlands.
  3. (used with a singular verb) the literary form of the English dialect of the Scottish Lowlands, representing a mixture of the several spoken subdialects.
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British Dictionary definitions for lallan


Lallan (ˈlælən)

  1. a literary version of the variety of English spoken and written in the Lowlands of Scotland
  2. (modifier) of or relating to the Lowlands of Scotland or their dialects

Word Origin

Scottish variant of Lowlands
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