[ slah-vik, slav-ik ]
/ ˈslɑ vɪk, ˈslæv ɪk /


a branch of the Indo-European family of languages, usually divided into East Slavic (Russian, Ukrainian, Byelorussian), West Slavic (Polish, Czech, Slovak, Sorbian), and South Slavic (Old Church Slavonic, Macedonian, Bulgarian, Serbo-Croatian, Slovene).


of or relating to the Slavs or their languages.
Also Slavonic.

Origin of Slavic

First recorded in 1805–15; Slav + -ic

Related forms

an·ti-Slav·ic, adjective, nounnon-Slav·ic, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for slavic


/ (ˈslɑːvɪk) /

noun, adjective

another word (esp US) for Slavonic
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