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Dalmatian

[ dal-mey-shuhn ]

adjective

  1. of or relating to Dalmatia or its people.


noun

  1. an inhabitant of Dalmatia, especially a member of the native Slavic-speaking people of Dalmatia.
  2. Also called coach dog,. one of a breed of short-haired dogs having a white coat marked with black or brown spots.
  3. a Romance language of Dalmatia, extinct since 1898.

Dalmatian

/ dælˈmeɪʃən /

noun

  1. Also called (esp formerly)carriage dogcoach dog a large breed of dog having a short smooth white coat with black or (in liver-spotted dalmatians) brown spots
  2. a native or inhabitant of Dalmatia


adjective

  1. of or relating to Dalmatia or its inhabitants

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Word History and Origins

Origin of Dalmatian1

First recorded in 1575–85; Dalmati(a) + -an

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Example Sentences

That’s when Budweiser—perhaps one of the most iconic Super Bowl brands—aired its “wind never felt better” ad showcasing a Dalmatian, its ears flapping in the wind, to highlight that the company was now using wind power to help brew its beer.

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Fatch, a Dalmatian, bit it in a random spot — leaving a mark — and returned it to me.

Sometimes it is best to accept things at face value, and an English woman’s stubborn desire to skin Dalmatian puppies for fur coats presents a shining example.

Now comes Cruella, starring Emma Stone as a young fashion designer who eventually develops an unhealthy obsession with Dalmatian furs.

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She seems all the more threatening when compared to the 1950s femininity of unassuming and newly married housewife Anita Dearly, who welcomes a large litter of Dalmatian puppies into her home.

But in the painting, because this is a Thomas Kinkade piece, Spotty looks like a sweet little Dalmatian.

Budweiser: Dalmatian Trains Clydesdale Year: 2008 Ad Meter Score: 8.73 Kellogg Grade: A Share Price Change: -0.99 percent 14.

He remembered many pleasant functions that he had attended in years past at the Dalmatian Embassy in London.

She was a secret agent—there was no doubt—working probably in the service of the Dalmatian government.

At the present moment a well-known lady fancier is striving to obtain a Dalmatian mouse.

He was a Dalmatian, whose family had given a Pope and many illustrious prelates to the Church.

My learning impressed them less than my skill in curing a pig according to a Dalmatian recipe.

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