[ bah-luh-neez, -nees, bal-uh- ]
/ ˌbɑ ləˈniz, -ˈnis, ˌbæl ə- /
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of or relating to Bali, its people, or their language.
noun, plural Ba·li·nese.
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Origin of Balinese
usage note for Balinese
Balinese is used as a plural noun (a candidate favored by the Balinese ), but it's relatively rare as a singular noun (the candidate who is a Balinese ).
Words nearby Balinese
Balfour, Balfour Declaration, Bali, balibuntal, Balikpapan, Balinese, Balinese cat, Baliol, balisage, balistraria, balk
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How to use Balinese in a sentence
Unlike most Malays, the eyes of the Balinese, instead of being oblique, are set straight in the head.
The Balinese dances require many years of arduous and constant training.
The Balinese had a usage that twins of different sex, in the highest castes, were united in marriage.Folkways|William Graham Sumner
Returning to the house, we found a Balinese chief and his followers on a visit.The Malay Archipelago|Alfred Russell Wallace
Apart from such influences, Balinese art, however, does not disown its Hindu-Javanese origin.Monumental Java|J. F. Scheltema
British Dictionary definitions for Balinese
/ (ˌbɑːlɪˈniːz) /
of or relating to Bali, its people, or their language
plural -nese a native or inhabitant of Bali
the language of the people of Bali, belonging to the Malayo-Polynesian family
See Balinese cat
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