Balkan

[bawl-kuh n]
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adjective

pertaining to the Balkan States or their inhabitants.
pertaining to the Balkan Peninsula.
pertaining to the Balkan Mountains.

noun

the Balkans. Balkan States.

Origin of Balkan

First recorded in 1825–35
Related formsBal·kan·ite, noun, adjectivetrans-Bal·kan, adjective
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Historical Examples of balkan

  • 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.

    Bulgaria

    Frank Fox

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

    Bulgaria

    Frank Fox

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

    Bulgaria

    Frank Fox

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

    Bulgaria

    Frank Fox


British Dictionary definitions for balkan

Balkan

adjective

of, denoting, or relating to the Balkan States or their inhabitants, the Balkan Peninsula, or the Balkan Mountains
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