[ lid-ee-uh n ]
/ ˈlɪd i ən /


of or relating to Lydia.
(of music) softly or sensuously sweet; voluptuous.


an inhabitant of Lydia.
an Anatolian language of Lydia, written in a modified Greek alphabet.

Origin of Lydian

First recorded in 1535–45; Lydi(a) + -an Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for lydian

/ (ˈlɪdɪən) /


of or relating to ancient Lydia, its inhabitants, or their language
music of or relating to an authentic mode represented by the ascending natural diatonic scale from F to FSee also Hypo- Compare Hypolydian


an inhabitant of Lydia
the extinct language of the Lydians, thought to belong to the Anatolian group or family
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