Tuscan

[ tuhs-kuhn ]

adjective
  1. of, relating to, or characteristic of Tuscany, its people, or their dialect.

  2. Architecture. noting or pertaining to one of the five classical orders: developed in Rome, it is basically a simplified Roman Doric, with unfluted columns and with no decoration other than moldings.: Compare composite (def. 3), Corinthian (def. 2), Doric (def. 3), Ionic (def. 1).

noun
  1. the standard literary form of the Italian language.

  2. any Italian dialect of Tuscany.

  1. a native of Tuscany.

Origin of Tuscan

1
1350–1400; Middle English <Latin TuscānusEtruscan, equivalent to Tusc(ī) the Etruscans + -ānus-an

Other words from Tuscan

  • non-Tuscan, adjective, noun

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Tuscan

/ (ˈtʌskən) /


adjective
  1. of or relating to Tuscany, its inhabitants, or their dialect of Italian

  2. of, denoting, or relating to one of the five classical orders of architecture: characterized by a column with an unfluted shaft and a capital and base with mouldings but no decoration: See also Ionic, composite (def. 4), Doric, Corinthian

noun
  1. a native or inhabitant of Tuscany

  2. any of the dialects of Italian spoken in Tuscany, esp the dialect of Florence: the standard form of Italian

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