Castilian

[ka-stil-yuh n]
noun
  1. the dialect of Spanish spoken in Castile.
  2. the official standard form of the Spanish language as spoken in Spain, based on this dialect.
  3. a native or inhabitant of Castile.
adjective
  1. of or relating to Castile.

Origin of Castilian

First recorded in 1520–30; Castile + -ian
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Contemporary Examples of castilian

  • The Castilian Spanish version for his homeland clearly is the dearest to his heart.

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    Antonio Banderas’s Homecomings

    Maria Elena Fernandez

    October 11, 2011

  • Without warning, he reenacts a love scene from the beginning of the movie, using Puss's Castilian Spanish accent, and cracks up.

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    Antonio Banderas’s Homecomings

    Maria Elena Fernandez

    October 11, 2011

Historical Examples of castilian


British Dictionary definitions for castilian

Castilian

noun
  1. the Spanish dialect of Castile; the standard form of European Spanish
  2. a native or inhabitant of Castile
adjective
  1. denoting, relating to, or characteristic of Castile, its inhabitants, or the standard form of European Spanish
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